Pastoral Psychology

, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp 169–177 | Cite as

Women and rape

  • Linda Bailey


The author examines biblical law regarding rape and ultimately the value of women. She also points to the way in which Jesus dealt with women as an indication of his regard for their personhood. Successful evaluation and counseling of a rape victim requires the acknowledgement of the specific needs of the woman and essentially her basic identity as a woman and her role perception in our society.


Successful Evaluation Cross Cultural Psychology Basic Identity Rape Victim Role Perception 
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© Human Sciences Press 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda Bailey
    • 1
  1. 1.Inpatient Psychiatric UnitUniversity/Louisville General Hospital

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