Memory is one of those topics that we all think we understand, and yet as soon as
we try to define it we discover its elusive and slippery nature. Part of the reason
for this is that the topic of memory has a plethora of manifestations, namely ...
Author: Mohammed Girma
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Political Science
This volume is a comprehensive and balanced examination of the African Christian response to political conflicts. Its strength lies on its focus on the healing of memories from theological, philosophical, cultural and scientific points of view.
I have already related to you what happened when he learned the truth about his
birth and left home because he no longer trusted me. ... Nor could I find a way to
go about this healing of memories, those memories that kept pulling me back.
Author: Betty Larosa
In this fourth and final episode of the Creighton Family Saga, Philip Creighton, now a prominent banker and newspaper publisher in 1890 San Francisco resists becoming involved in a questionable business transaction. By doing so, he sets off a chain reaction of blackmail, threats, and revenge. This event also re-opens the wounds of the past when Philip's 24-year old son Chandler learns of his father's dark secret from an unexpected source. After an emotional confrontation with Philip, Chandler expresses his sense of betrayal by his father and leaves San Francisco, vowing never to return. While seeking his own identity, his odyssey ultimately leads him into Philip's shadowy past. Along the way, Chandler encounters some of the people who had a profound effect on his father's life during the war years. In the end, he decides that he must visit Creighton's Crossroads where it all began. What Chandler discovers from the people he meets casts his father in a new and unexpected light. Then, through a life-altering decision, Chandler thrusts himself and Philip forward in a new direction for their futures. But will Philip ever find a way to heal the memories that continue to haunt him?
Why suggest a penance? What might be a helpful penance for gossiping? 12.
Why make a general confession? 13. How does the new rite for individual
confession encourage healing of memories? 14. How does Luke 7:47 connect ...
Author: Matthew Linn
Publisher: Paulist Press
Matthew and Dennis consult with surgeons and pro-fessors of scripture and psychiatry in order to com-bine the best insights from medicine, spirituality, and psychiatry for their books.
All three elements of the healing of memories — a new identity, new possibilities,
and an integrated life-story — drewtheir basic content from the memory of the
Passion understood as a new Exodus, a new deliverance. The memory of the ...
Author: Miroslav Volf
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Can one forget atrocities? Should one forgive abusers? Ought we not hope for the final reconciliation of all the wronged and all wrongdoers alike, even if it means spending eternity with perpetrators of evil? We live in an age when it is generally accepted that past wrongs -- genocides, terrorist attacks, bald personal injustices -- should be constantly remembered. But Miroslav Volf here proposes the radical idea that "letting go" of such memories -- after a certain point and under certain conditions -- may actually be the appropriate course of action. While agreeing with the claim that to remember a wrongdoing is to struggle against it, Volf notes that there are too many ways to remember wrongly, perpetuating the evil committed rather than guarding against it. In this way, the just sword of memory often severs the very good it seeks to defend. He argues that remembering rightly has implications not only for the individual but also for the wrongdoer and for the larger community. Volfs personal stories of persecution offer a compelling backdrop for his search for theological resources to make memories a wellspring of healing rather than a source of deepening pain and animosity. Controversial, thoughtful, and incisively reasoned, "The End of Memory" begins a conversation hard to ignore.
The healing of memories involves several aspects. It requires a purification of
memories so that both groups can share a picture of the past that is historically
accurate. This calls for a spirit of repentance—a penitential spirit—on both sides
Author: Gerald W. Schlabach
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Sharing Peace brings together leading Mennonite and Catholic theologians and ecclesial leaders to reflect on the recent, first-ever international dialogue between the Mennonite World Conference and the Vatican. The search for a shared reading of history, theology of the church and its sacraments or ordinances, and understandings of Christ's call to be peacemakers are its most prominent themes. Contributors include: Scott Appleby (Kroc Institute, Notre Dame) Alan Kreider (Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary) Helmut Harder (Mennonite co-chair of the international dialogue) Drew Christiansen, SJ (Georgetown University, Catholic delegate to the international dialogue) John Roth (Goshen College) John Cavadini (University of Notre Dame) C. Arnold Snyder (University of Waterloo) Mary Doak(University of San Diego) Elizabeth Groppe (Xavier University) Thomas Finger (author of A Contemporary Anabaptist Theology) Bishop Gabino Zavala (past president of Pax Christi USA) Duane Friesen (Bethel College, Kansas) Gerald Schlabach (University of St. Thomas) Mary Schertz (Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary) Abbot John Klassen, OSB (Saint John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota; co-chair of Bridgefolk) Margaret R. Pfeil is assistant professor of moral theology at the University of Notre Dame and a Faculty Fellow of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. She specializes in Catholic social thought. She is also a cofounder and resident of St. Peter Claver Catholic Worker House in South Bend, Indiana, and is on the board of Bridgefolk, a movement of Mennonites and Roman Catholics who come together to celebrate each other's practices and honor each other's contributions to the mission of Christ's church. Gerald W. Schlabach is professor of theology and director of the Justice and Peace Studies program at the University of St. Thomas in St.Paul, Minnesota. He is cofounder and executive director of Bridgefolk. His books include Just Policing, Not War: An Alternative Response to World Violence (Liturgical Press, 2007) and Unlearning Protestantism: Sustaining Christian Community in an Unstable Age.
Founding the Institute for Healing of Memories OUR FIRST OFFICE WAS IN A
COTTAGE next to Braehead House, a home for retired priests. It was September
1998 when Shanti, Barry, and I said our goodbyes to the Trauma Centre and ...
Author: Michael Lapsley
Publisher: Orbis Books
In 1990, Fr. Michael Lapsley, an Anglican priest active in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, opened a letter bomb that nearly killed him. This memoir tells the story of this horrendous event, beginning with the journey that led him there.
Christians may do much the same by envisioning the objects of their anger in the
loving arms of Jesus, then releasing them to the light. Agnes Sanford called this “ the healing of memories.” The memories are retained but the sting that once ...
Author: Ron Roth
Prayer is the key to tapping into the healing energy of the Divine. Yet for many people, prayer has been reduced to a rote practice that has lost its basic meaning and efficacy. In his long-awaited first book for an ecumenical readership, internationally renowned spiritual healer Ron Roth teaches his unique approach to prayer as energy medicine. The Healing Path of Prayer explains in detail the connection between healing, faith, and prayer. Roth shows you how to find your own path to prayer in a way that connects with God's healing energy. As Roth explains, you can use this energy not only for physical healing but also, perhaps more significantly, for healing emotional and spiritual wounds that may be at the root of physical maladies. The Healing Path of Prayer gives you specific guidance in setting up a daily healing prayer practice. Through a series of simple but effective exercises and rituals, Roth shows you how to celebrate your own sacraments and become a mystic in the course of your everyday life. Each chapter offers a new, higher level of prayer, enabling you to acquire more advanced techniques of focus, intention, and insight. As Roth revitalizes many tired, traditional prayers with his fresh and inspiring reinterpretations from original scripture, he also recounts the dramatic story of when he discovered his healing abilities, as well as true cases of healing in which he has participated. The Healing Path of Prayer is a blueprint for a truly democratic spirituality. Roth's instruction on how to pray and establish a daily practice of meditation will lead readers into a vital path of everyday mysticism and personal power.
Almost everyone in the church felt His presence, and two were healed.129 In the
Living Touch edition, 1919, there is a footnote to ... As to the healing of memories,
she did not need to learn any methods, as she was guided entirely by her Lord ...
Author: James Robinson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
In the present volume James Robinson completes his trilogy, which deals with the history of divine healing in the period 1906-1930. The first volume is a study of the years 1830-1890, and was hailed as a standard reference for years to come. The second book covers the years 1890-1906, and was acclaimed as a monumental achievement that combines careful historical scholarship and a high degree of accessibility. This volume completes the study up to the early 1930s and, like the other two works, has a transatlantic frame of reference. Though the book gives prominence to the theology and practice of divine healing in early Pentecostalism, it also discusses two other models of healing, the therapeutic and sacramental, promoted within sections of British and American Anglicanism. Some otherwise rigorous Fundamentalists were also prepared to practice divine healing. The text contributes more widely to medical and sociocultural histories, exemplified in the rise of psychotherapy and the cultural shift referred to as the Jazz Age of the 1920s. The book concludes by discussing the major role that divine healing plays in the present rapid growth of global Christianity.
EMOTiONS. One Sunday evening in 1966, I preached a sermon called “The Holy
Spirit and the Healing of Our Damaged Emotions. ... What I said that evening
about the healing of memories and damaged emotions is now old hat. You will
Author: David A. Seamands
Publisher: David C Cook
Events in our lives, both good and bad, form rings in us like the rings in a tree. Each ring records memories that affect our feelings, our relationships, and our thoughts about God. In this classic work, David Seamands encourages us to live compassionately with ourselves as we allow the Holy Spirit to heal our past. As he helps us name hurdles in our lives—such as guilt, poor self-worth, and perfectionism—he shows us how we can find freedom from our pain and enjoy the abundant life God wants for us.