Trauma and Survival in the Contemporary Church

Trauma and Survival in the Contemporary Church

Author: Jonathan S. Lofft

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527567696

Category: Religion

Page: 165

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Drawing on a wide diversity of sources, this volume constitutes an additional layer to the phenomenon of trauma by exemplifying its experience within the context of the church, specifically the worldwide Anglican Communion, a family of churches rooted in the English appropriation of the Reformation. As shown here, a wide variety of analytic techniques can be deployed to examine trauma in the context of the church. At an uncertain moment characterized by institutional breakup and decline in several Anglican churches, this volume addresses an urgent need in the literature of church history as constituencies both within the church and without come to terms with ongoing and wide-ranging experiences of trauma. The variety of traumas and the responses, official and otherwise, documented in this collection reflect the wide-ranging testimony of the contributors. Shedding light for the first time on significant traumatic episodes, these narratives examine a difficult and seemingly inexhaustible topic.

Trauma and Survival in the Contemporary Church

Trauma and Survival in the Contemporary Church

Author: Jonathan S. Lofft

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527565823

Category:

Page:

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Drawing on a wide diversity of sources, this volume constitutes an additional layer to the phenomenon of trauma by exemplifying its experience within the context of the church, specifically the worldwide Anglican Communion, a family of churches rooted in the English appropriation of the Reformation. As shown here, a wide variety of analytic techniques can be deployed to examine trauma in the context of the church. At an uncertain moment characterized by institutional breakup and decline in several Anglican churches, this volume addresses an urgent need in the literature of church history as constituencies both within the church and without come to terms with ongoing and wide-ranging experiences of trauma. The variety of traumas and the responses, official and otherwise, documented in this collection reflect the wide-ranging testimony of the contributors. Shedding light for the first time on significant traumatic episodes, these narratives examine a difficult and seemingly inexhaustible topic.

The Child Sex Scandal and Modern Irish Literature

The Child Sex Scandal and Modern Irish Literature

Author: Joseph Valente

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253053213

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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Even though the Irish child sex abuse scandals in the Catholic Church have appeared steadily in the media, many children remain in peril. In The Child Sex Scandal and Modern Irish Literature, Joseph Valente and Margot Gayle Backus examine modern cultural responses to child sex abuse in Ireland. Using descriptions of these scandals found in newspapers, historiographical analysis, and 20th- and 21st-century literature, Valente and Backus expose a public sphere ardently committed to Irish children's souls and piously oblivious to their physical welfare. They offer historically contextualized and psychoanalytically informed readings of scandal narratives by nine notable modern Irish authors who actively, pointedly, and persistently question Ireland's responsibilities regarding its children. Through close, critical readings, a more nuanced and troubling account emerges of how Ireland's postcolonial heritage has served to enable such abuse. The Child Sex Scandal and Modern Irish Literature refines the debates on why so many Irish children were lost by offering insight into the lived experience of both the children and those who failed them.

All Stories Are True

All Stories Are True

Author: Tracie Church Guzzio

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781628467291

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 524

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In All Stories Are True, Tracie Church Guzzio provides the first full-length study of John Edgar Wideman's entire oeuvre to date. Specifically, Guzzio examines the ways in which Wideman (b. 1941) engages with three crucial themes—history, myth, and trauma—throughout his career, showing how they intertwine. Guzzio argues that, for four decades, the influential African American writer has endeavored to create a version of the African American experience that runs counter to mainstream interpretations, using history and myth to confront and then heal the trauma caused by slavery and racism. Wideman's work intentionally blurs boundaries between fiction and autobiography, myth and history, particularly as that history relates to African American experience in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The fusion of fiction, national history, and Wideman's personal life is characteristic of his style, which—due to its complexity and smudging of genre distinctions—has presented analytic difficulties for literary scholars. Despite winning the PEN/Faulkner award twice, for Sent for You Yesterday (1984) and Philadelphia Fire (1990), Wideman remains under-studied. Of particular value is Guzzio's analysis of the many ways in which Wideman alludes to his previous works. This intertextuality allows Wideman to engage his books in direct, intentional dialogue with each other through repeated characters, images, folktales, and songs. In Wideman's challenging of a monolithic view of history and presenting alternative perspectives to it, and his allowing past, present, and future time to remain fluid in the narratives, Guzzio finds an author firm in his notion that all stories and all perspectives have merit.

From Survival to Celebration

From Survival to Celebration

Author: Howard Hanchey

Publisher:

ISBN: 1561011002

Category: Christian leadership.

Page: 155

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The author of Church Growth and the Power of Evangelism, and Christian Education Made Easy urges church leaders--both clergy and lay--to follow a revolutionary model of leadership which seeks first the gospel in its ministry to the community, and secondarily its own self-preservation.

The Scene of the Mass Crime

The Scene of the Mass Crime

Author: Christian Delage

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136330667

Category: History

Page: 289

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The Scene of the Mass Crime takes up the unwritten history of the peculiar yet highly visible form of war crimes trials. These trials are the first and continuing site of the interface of law, history and film. From Nuremberg to the contemporary trials in Cambodia, film, in particular, has been crucial both as evidence of atrocity and as the means of publicizing the proceedings. But what does film bring to justice? Can law successfully address war crimes, atrocities, genocide? What do the trials actually show? What form of justice is done, and how does it relate to ordinary courts and proceedings? What lessons can be drawn from this history for the very topical political issue of filming civil and criminal trials? This book takes up the diversity and complexity of these idiosyncratic and, in strict terms, generally extra-legal medial situations. Drawing on a fascinating diversity of public trials and filmic responses, from the Trial of the Gang of Four to the Gacaca local courts of Rwanda to the filmic symbolism of 9-11, from Soviet era show trials to Nazi People's Courts leading international scholars address the theatrical, political, filmic and symbolic importance of show trials in making history, legitimating regimes and, most surprising of all, in attempting to heal trauma through law and through film. These essays will be of considerable interest to those working on international criminal law, transitional justice, genocide studies, and the relationship between law and film.

Perversion of Power

Perversion of Power

Author: Mary Gail Frawley-O'Dea

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press

ISBN: 0826515479

Category: Religion

Page: 340

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A sweeping account of the dynamics of sexual abuse by priests and its cover-up.

Living and Dying in the Contemporary World

Living and Dying in the Contemporary World

Author: Veena Das

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520961067

Category: Social Science

Page: 896

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Taking a novel approach to the contradictory impulses of violence and care, illness and healing, this book radically shifts the way we think of the interrelations of institutions and experiences in a globalizing world. Living and Dying in the Contemporary World is not just another reader in medical anthropology but a true tour de force—a deep exploration of all that makes life unbearable and yet livable through the labor of ordinary people. This book comprises forty-four chapters by scholars whose ethnographic and historical work is conducted around the globe, including South Asia, East Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. Bringing together the work of established scholars with the vibrant voices of younger scholars, Living and Dying in the Contemporary World will appeal to anthropologists, sociologists, health scientists, scholars of religion, and all who are curious about how to relate to the rapidly changing institutions and experiences in an ever more connected world.

Region, Religion, Caste, Gender and Culture in Contemporary India

Region, Religion, Caste, Gender and Culture in Contemporary India

Author: T. V. Sathyamurthy

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015040981758

Category: History

Page: 602

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This volume deals with minority discourse--in terms of region, religion, caste, gender and culture. It uses these entry points to explore interactions with state and society. While dealing with five macro categories at micro levels, the book attempts to highlight the fluid and interdependent nature of these.

Contemporary Feminist Theologies

Contemporary Feminist Theologies

Author: Kerrie Handasyde

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000339987

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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This book explores the issues of power, authority and love with current concerns in the Christian theological exploration of feminism and feminist theology. It addresses its key themes in three parts: (1) power deals with feminist critiques, (2) authority unpacks feminist methodologies, and (3) love explores feminist ethics. Covering issues such as embodiment, intersectionality, liberation theologies, historiography, queer approaches to hermeneutics, philosophy and more, it provides a multi-layered and nuanced appreciation of this important area of theological thought and practice. This volume will be vital reading for scholars of feminist theology, queer theology, process theology, practical theology, religion and gender.

The Treasure: Healing the Hurt of the Post Modern Heart

The Treasure: Healing the Hurt of the Post Modern Heart

Author: Dr. Glen B. Maiden

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456883911

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 204

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The Treasure is the true story of an amazing community of Christians who found healing on one of the most violent street corners in America. In a neighborhood of broken dreams and shattered lives hurt people found hope. Walk with Dr. Glen B. Maiden as he unearths a never seen before study of the treasure passages of Scripture, uncovers the catalyst of addiction, and guides the reader to write his own story of treasure.