This book explores how trauma-informed congregational leaders can facilitate resiliency and offers one way of thinking theologically in response to traumatizing abuses of relational power and our resources for restoration.
Author: Jennifer Baldwin
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The intention of Trauma Sensitive Theology is to help theologians, professors, clergy, spiritual care givers, and therapists speak well of God and faith without further wounding survivors of trauma. It explores the nature of traumatic exposure, response, processing, and recovery and its impact on constructive theology and pastoral leadership and care. Through the lenses of contemporary traumatology, somatics, and the Internal Family Systems model of psychotherapy, the text offers a framework for seeing trauma and its impact in the lives of individuals, communities, society, and within our own sacred texts. It argues that care of traumatic wounding must include all dimensions of the human person, including our spiritual practices, religious rituals and community participation, and theological thinking. As such, clergy and spiritual care professionals have an important role to play in the recovery of traumatic wounding and fostering of resiliency. This book explores how trauma-informed congregational leaders can facilitate resiliency and offers one way of thinking theologically in response to traumatizing abuses of relational power and our resources for restoration.
Injured But Not Broken: Constructing a Trauma Sensitive Theology is a dissertation manuscript for the PhD program in Systematic Theology with an emphasis in religion and science at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.
Injured But Not Broken: Constructing a Trauma Sensitive Theology is a dissertation manuscript for the PhD program in Systematic Theology with an emphasis in religion and science at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. It focuses in the areas of Christian theology, trauma care, media studies, and interdisciplinary methodology to make the case that Christian theology and praxis must take trauma exposure and response seriously in offering a compassionate and healing theology of life and community. It explores three areas of potential abuses of power and theological options that amplify the harm done by trauma and alternative options that can move us towards healing and resiliency.
Keywords Hermeneutics • Feminism • Postmodernism • Trauma sensitive theology • Posttraumatic stress disorder Trauma sucks! It disrupts, disconnects,
threatens, and confuses. Consequently, most people do their best to avoid and
Author: Jennifer Baldwin
This book brings together contributions from scholars from Europe and the United States to honor the theological work of Antje Jackelén, the first female Archbishop of the Church of Sweden. In Archbishop Antje Jackelén’s installation homily, she identifies the strength of the Church as a “global network of prayer threads.” This book is an honorary and celebratory volume providing a “global network of prayerful essays” by contributors from a variety of academic disciplines to creatively engage, reflect, and illuminate the theological work of Archbishop Jackelén. Prior to her tenure in the Church of Sweden as Bishop of the Diocese of Lund and now the Archbishop of the Church of Sweden, Jackelén served as professor of Systematic Theology, Director of the Zygon Center and President of European Society for the Study of Science and Religion (ESSSAT). While each essay intentionally embraces the theological and ministerial work of Jackelén during her academic tenure, they also venture into areas as diverse as climate change, media studies, human uniqueness, hermeneutics, time, ethics, Christian theological tradition and history, traumatology, politics and society. As the first diverse explication of the theological thinking of Archbishop Jackelén by her theological colleagues, this text provides scholars with an expansion of the scope of Archbishop Jackelén’s theological thinking and initiates laity into the impact of Jackelén thinking that combines with grace and precision the traditions of the Church, the challenges and gifts of the sciences, and the needs and longings of society and the world.
Exploring the Human Senses in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care Jennifer
Baldwin ... A fuller exposition of the term “Trauma Sensitive Theology” will be
developed in the upcoming monograph Trauma Sensitive Theology: Thinking ...
Author: Jennifer Baldwin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Sensing Sacred is an edited volume that explores the critical intersection of “religion” and “body” through the religious lens of practical theology, with an emphasis on sensation as the embodied means in which human beings know themselves, others, and the divine in the world. The manuscript argues that all human interaction and practice, including religious praxis, engages “body” through at least one of the human senses (touch, smell, hearing, taste, sight, kinestics/proprioception). Unfortunately, body—and, more specifically and ironically, sensation—is eclipsed in contemporary academic scholarship that is inherently bent toward the realm of theory and ideas. This is unfortunate because it neglects bodies, physical or communal, as the repository and generator of culturally conditioned ideas and theory. It is ironic because all knowledge transmission minimally requires several senses including sight, touch, and hearing. Sensing Sacred is organized into two parts. The first section devotes a chapter to each human sense as an avenue of accessing religious experience; while the second section explores religious practices as they specifically focus on one or more senses. The overarching aim of the volume is to explicitly highlight each sense and utilize the theoretical lenses of practical theology to bring to vivid life the connections between essential sensation and religious thinking and practice.
As a teacher and scholar committed to intersectional racial justice, I connect my
study of mindfulness, neuroscience, and trauma-sensitive yoga to explore and co
-create more generative possibilities for Asian and Asian American women ...
Author: Kwok Pui-lan
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book presents personal narratives and collective ethnography of the emergence and development of Asian and Asian American women’s scholarship in theology and religious studies. It demonstrates how the authors’ religious scholarship is based on an embodied epistemology influenced by their social locations. Contributors reflect on their understanding of their identity and how this changed over time, the contribution of Asian and Asian American women to the scholarship work that they do, and their hopes for the future of their fields of study. The volume is multireligious and intergenerational, and is divided into four parts: identities and intellectual journeys, expanding knowledge, integrating knowledge and practice, and dialogue across generations.
Author: David Schnasa JacobsenPublish On: 2015-02-13
The Promise of Homiletical TheologyPreaching as Doing Theology David
Schnasa Jacobsen ... onward are trying to work through this trauma and grief
through their narrative theologies.11 Sensitive interpreters of the New testament
Author: David Schnasa Jacobsen
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Karl Barth famously argued that all theology is sermon preparation. But what if all sermon preparation is actually theology? This book pursues a thoroughgoing theological vision for the practice of preaching as a way of doing theology. The idea is not just that homiletics is the realm of theological application. That would leave preaching in the position of simply implementing a theology already arrived at. Instead, the vision in these pages is of a form of theology that begins with preaching itself: its practice, its theories, and its contexts. Homiletical theology is thus a unique way of doing theology--even a constructive theological task in its own right. Homiletician David Schnasa Jacobsen has assembled several of the leading lights of contemporary homiletics to help to see its task ever more deeply as theological, yet in profoundly diverse ways. Along the way, readers will not only discover how homileticians do theology homiletically, but will deepen the way in which they understand their own preaching as a theological task.
This volume combines insights from secular sexuality education, trauma studies, and embodiment to explore effective strategies for teaching sexuality and religion in colleges, universities, and seminaries.
Author: Darryl W. Stephens
This volume combines insights from secular sexuality education, trauma studies, and embodiment to explore effective strategies for teaching sexuality and religion in colleges, universities, and seminaries. Contributors to this volume address a variety of sexuality-related issues including reproductive rights, military prostitution, gender, fidelity, queerness, sexual trauma, and veiling from the perspective of multiple religious faiths. Christian, Jewish, and Muslim scholars present pedagogy and classroom strategies appropriate for secular and religious institutional contexts. By foregrounding a combination of 'perspective transformation' and 'embodied learning' as a means of increasing students' appreciation for the varied social, psychological, theological and cultural contexts in which attitudes to sexuality develop, the volume posits sexuality as a critical element of teaching about religion in higher education. This book will be of great interest to graduate and postgraduate students, researchers, academics, and libraries in the fields of Religious Studies, Religious Education, Gender & Sexuality, Religion & Education and Sociology of Religion.
Yet trauma is, by definition, something that cannot be fully integrated into a
person's experience; and in the same way, the resurrection remains a sensitive
wound, something unstable and disruptive right at the centre of Christian identity.
Author: Benjamin Myers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Rowan Williams is a complex, creative and versatile thinker. Not only a theologian and church leader, he is also a poet, a translator, a literary critic, a social theorist and historian. His imaginative vision brings together the streams of modern literature, patristic theology, Russian orthodoxy, German philosophy and Welsh piety. In this lucid and elegant guide, Benjamin Myers explores Williams' thought from the 1960s to the present. He shows that Williams has developed an immensely resourceful - and distinctively Christian - response to some of the major social, moral and intellectual challenges of our time.
First, the end of a session should be sensitive to the analysand's discourse. If the
analysand reaches an important realization or stumbles upon something
significant, with or without realizing it, ending the session on that point will
highlight its ...
Author: Marcus Pound
Publisher: Scm Press
The Veritas Series from SCM Press and the Centre for Theology and Philosophy at Nottingham University brings to market original volumes all engaging in critical questions of pressing concern to both philosophers, theologians, biologists, economists and more. Each book in this new series displays a rigorous theological critique of categories of study not often thought to be theological in character. The series aims to illustrate that without theology, something essential is lost in our account of such categories - not only in an abstract way but in the way in which we inhabit the world.The Veritas Series refuses to accept disciplinary isolation: both for theology and for other disciplines. "Marcus Pound's first book is the most important sustained reflection on the relation of theology and psychoanalysis to date. His approach is admirably focused, since it compares the ideas of the theological founder of the complex motivational psychology - S�ren Kierkegaard - with those of the most sophisticated secular psychoanalytical theorists - Jacques Lacan. In doing so Pound offers, in a short compass, both a psychological deepening of theological orthodoxy and a theological critique of psychoanalysis as such. Future engagement with this area must begin with this lucid, subtle and brilliant treatise." - John Milbank
Gladdens emotional breakdown mirrored the trauma of American society in the
spring of 1861: the nation had descended into civil war. Business was paralyzed,
Brooklyn ... thoroughly gracious and genial. Sensitive to his lack of theological ...
Author: Gary J. Dorrien
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
This text identifies the indigenous roots of American liberal theology and uncovers a wider, longer-running tradition than has been thought. Taking a narrative approach the text provides a biographical reading of important religious thinkers of the time.
Each chapter includes discussion questions and/or reflective exercises at the end of each chapter together with a short bibliography. Throughout the text, key summaries of learning will be indicated by boxed Practice Points.
Author: Margaret Whipp
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
The SCM Studyguide Pastoral Theology designed to support undergraduate courses for the training of clergy and lay pastoral workers at an accessible introductory level. The book aims to develop pastoral wisdom and integrity through a critical integration of theology and the human sciences. Introducing key themes in theological anthropology and pastoral practice, it shapes a creative pastoral vision which is deeply rooted in a Christian vision of what it means to be human and what it takes to care. Working with case studies, the book will introduce broad frameworks of understanding of issues such as growth, loss, and sexuality, together with critical perspectives on important aspects of practice such as language, power and boundaries. The book provides an accessible overview of key concepts in pastoral theology, offering key entry points for further discussion and study. Each chapter includes discussion questions and/or reflective exercises at the end of each chapter together with a short bibliography. Throughout the text, key summaries of learning will be indicated by boxed Practice Points.
Contemporary Jewish theologians who see the Holocaust and/or the foundation
of the state of Israel as marking a new stage in Israel's ... as the people of the
covenant by a historical deliverance from actual slavery in Egypt, we should
expect it to be sensitive to the facts of history. ... It is not surprising, then, that the
Holocaust, along with its other traumatic effects, has led to Jewish agonizing over
what if ...
Author: Paul Matthews Van Buren
Publisher: University Press of America
This is the first, and most referred to, Christian systemic theology to make clear for the Church the relevance of the continuing existence of the Jewish people to every aspect of its theology. The three volumes set out to correct a major and central deficiency in the field: that the continuing existence of Israel, the people of God and the people of Jesus, whose ancestors produced by far the largest part of the Church's Bible, and who have lived by the covenant of those Scriptures through the ages, has been either ignored or treated negatively. A Theology of the Jewish-Christian Reality continues to stimulate fresh thinking about the foundations for responsible theological reflection. This second volume makes an original contribution to the Church's theology by drawing on the insights and discoveries of Jewish thought and life. Van Buren argues that God's election of the Jewish people as his witnesses remains in force and calls the Church to listen to that witness. ^IOriginally published in 1983 by Harper and Row Publishers.
... traumatic life experience, sensitive to and reflective of the life experience of
survivors with whom we have been privileged to work, and true to our respective theological and faith traditions. The perspectives for understanding how evil
Author: J. Jeffrey Means
Publisher: Fortress Press
This book enables caregivers working with victims of abuse and violence to add to their knowledge base an understanding of evil and how it works to destroy. Arguing that Rthe worst forms of trauma are the human intentional type", or trauma perpetrated consciously and intentionally by one human being on another, the authors define radical evil, symbolized by Satan, as trauma-inducing acts that are engaged in consciously, for its own sake, in an unapologetic way.
Theological equality provides us with the religious foundation of equity and the
option for the poor serves as the theological and practical warrant for equity . ...
Drawing on Judith Herman ' s study of trauma and recovery , the final chapter
applies Julian ' s models of kenosis to the ... to God , empower authentic
missional living , be sensitive to context , and focus on God ' s mission through
the local church .
... and politician and an over - sensitive Cambridge don and Parish Priest who
became a member of the Community of the Resurrection . ... Ordained after a
period at Wells Theological College in 1894 . ... He never recovered from the trauma of this incident and spent his last days in a mental hospital in Virginia
... of dementia pugilistica is trauma , usually repeated frequently and varying from
a comparatively insignificant abrasion ... One might think that the sensitive boxer
who is easily knocked out is in the greatest danger of becoming punchdrunk .
These topics , though some can be sensitive , are nevertheless discussed in a
loving environment where the gathered family has ... 22 > It is by making sense of
their lives , however traumatic they may be , that the children develop resilience .
These tensions usually find a normal resolution ; but a sensitive psyche may
suffer some experience which arouses intensely unpleasant emotions of terror ,
anxiety , shame or mental anguish . And this may cause a trauma , or psychic
"A New Testament bibliography for 1914 to 1917 inclusive", by Frederick C. Grant: v. 1, p. -91.