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Trauma and Grace Theology in a Ruptured World

ISBN-10: 0664234100
ISBN-13: 9780664234102
Edition: 2009
Authors: Serene Jones
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Description: This substantive collection explores recent works in the field of trauma studies. Central to its overall theme is an investigation of the myriad ways both individual and collective violence affect one's capacity to remember, to act, and to love, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 10/27/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

This substantive collection explores recent works in the field of trauma studies. Central to its overall theme is an investigation of the myriad ways both individual and collective violence affect one's capacity to remember, to act, and to love, and how those various circumstances potentially challenge theological understandings of how grace is experienced, and even how the traumatic experience of Jesus' death is remembered. Of particular interest is the author's focus on the long term effects of collective violence on abuse survivors, war veterans, and marginalized populations, and the discrete ways in which grace and redemption might be exhibited in each context.At the heart of each essay are two deeply interrelated faith-claims that are central to Jones's understanding of Christian theology. First, we live in a world profoundly broken by violence and marred byharms we inflict upon each other. Second, God loves this world and desires that suffering be met by words of hope, of love, and of grace.This truly cutting-edge book is the first trauma study to directly take into account theological issues.

Serene Jones is President of Union Theological Seminary in New York. Prior to joining Union, she served as Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School for seventeen years. She is the author of several books, including Calvin and Rhetoric: Christian Doctrine and the Art of Eloquence and Trauma and Grace: Theology in a Ruptured World, both published by WJK.

Introduction
Traumatic Faith
Trauma and Grace-Beginnings
9/11's Emmaus: Gracing the Disordered Theological Imagination
Soul Anatomy: The Healing Acts of Calvin's Psalms
Crucified Imaginings
The Alluring Cross
The Mirrored Cross
The Unending Cross
Ruptured Redeemings
Sin, Creativity, and the Christian Life: Rachel and Mary in Traumatic Embrace
Hope Deferred: Theological Reflections on Reproductive Loss
Mourning and Wonder
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