James Newton Poling has been the leading theologian and pastoral counselor dealing with issues of male violence, working with perpetrators and those recovering from the cycle of violence. In this book, he presents for the first time a full analysis of the problem of male violence and the range of strategies to respond to and prevent the violence. Poling proposes an understanding of male violence in the context of historical and social factors, including the complexities of racial and ecomic dynamics. He builds on his early work in theological ethics in order to show how pastors can respond to perpetrators and help them prevent their abusive behavior.
James Newton Poling is professor of pastoral care, counseling, and theology, and director of the Ph.D. program at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois.