Spirit and Trauma

Spirit and Trauma

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Rambo draws on contemporary studies in trauma to rethink a central claim of the Christian faith: that new life arises from death. Reexamining the narrative of the death and resurrection of Jesus from the middle day-liturgically named as Holy Saturday-she seeks a theology that addresses the experience of living in the aftermath of trauma. Through a reinterpretation of qremainingq in the Johannine Gospel, she proposes a new theology of the Spirit that challenges traditional conceptions of redemption. Offered, in its place, is a vision of the Spirit's witness from within the depths of human suffering to the persistence of divine love.The good news lies in the ability of Christian theology to witness between death and life, in its ability to forge a new discourse ... The work of this book is to uncover this middle discoursea€”to resist the redemptive gloss that can often be placed, ... the threat of physical harm, the threat of a loved onea#39;s physical harm, natural disasters or disasters of either intentional or ... Jones, Feminist Theory and Christian Theology: Cartographies of Grace (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2000).

Title:Spirit and Trauma
Author: Shelly Rambo
Publisher:Westminster John Knox Press - 2010-09-02

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