Trauma Sensitive Theology

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.

Trauma Sensitive Theology

Author: Jennifer Baldwin

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 149829684X

Page: 186

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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

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

Author: Jennifer Baldwin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548310691

Page: 146

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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.

Embracing the Ivory Tower and Stained Glass Windows

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
ignore ...

Embracing the Ivory Tower and Stained Glass Windows

Author: Jennifer Baldwin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319239449

Page: 249

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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.

Sensing Sacred

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 ...

Sensing Sacred

Author: Jennifer Baldwin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498531245

Page: 206

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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.

Through Dangerous Terrain

This book offers key insights from leading trauma care models (Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, and Polyvagal Theory), neuroscience, and pastoral care to help religious and spiritual community leaders offer informed care, hope ...

Through Dangerous Terrain

Author: Jennifer Baldwin

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725276879

Page: 110

View: 867

When times of threat and uncertainty come, it can be challenging to know what to do or how to help. Through Dangerous Terrain provides a guide and map for how to understand the human threat-response system, how we connect in times of safety, and how to provide wise and informed leadership during and after threat or trauma events. Though it is written in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and offers some reflections particular to the viral pandemic, it can be applied to any experience of personal or societal threat. When we can more fully understand how human physiology detects threats and seeks safety, we can mobilize the gifts of our religious and spiritual traditions and communities to offer the community care that is essential for health and outside the purview of traditional therapeutic contexts. This book offers key insights from leading trauma care models (Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, and Polyvagal Theory), neuroscience, and pastoral care to help religious and spiritual community leaders offer informed care, hope, and support in the face of threat and trauma.

Taking It to the Streets

For more on the relationship between trauma and a theology of sin as abuses of
relational power, please refer to Jennifer Baldwin, Trauma Sensitive Theology:
Thinking Theologically in the Era of Trauma (Eugene: Cascade Press, 2018). 9.

Taking It to the Streets

Author: Jennifer Baldwin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 149859011X

Page: 228

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Taking It to the Streets: Public Theologies of Activism and Resistance is an edited volume that explores public expressions of activism and resistance to social and political oppression. Contributors reflect on the need for resistance, strategies and resources for effective activism, and prominent areas of contemporary protest.

Homiletical Theology

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
struggle ...

Homiletical Theology

Author: David Schnasa Jacobsen

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878758

Page: 200

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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.

Amidst Mass Atrocity and the Rubble of Theology

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was first recognized as an ailment by the
American Psychiatric Association in 1980. ... be hypervigilant (overly sensitive to
sights or sounds).80 In short, as Fassin and Rechtman contend: “Trauma, and the
 ...

Amidst Mass Atrocity and the Rubble of Theology

Author: Peter Admirand

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621891925

Page: 392

View: 577

It is hubris to claim answers to unanswerable questions. Such questions, however--as part of their burden and worth--must still be asked, investigated, and contemplated. How there can be a loving, all-powerful God and a world stymied by suffering and evil is one of the unanswerable questions we must all struggle to answer, even as our responses are closer to gasps, silences, and further questions. More importantly, how and whether one articulates a response will have deep, lasting repercussions for any belief in God and in our judgments upon one another. Throughout this wide-ranging, interdisciplinary work, Peter Admirand draws upon his extensive research and background in theology and testimonial literature, trauma and genocide studies, cultural studies, philosophy of religion, interreligious studies, and systematic theology. As David Burrell writes in the Foreword: ". . .[T]he work's intricate structure, organization, and development will lead us to appreciate that the best one can settle for is a fractured faith built on a fractured theodicy, expressed in a language explicitly fragmented, pluralist, and broken."

Theology Psychoanalysis Trauma

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 ...

Theology  Psychoanalysis  Trauma

Author: Marcus Pound

Publisher: Scm Press

ISBN:

Page: 188

View: 121

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 â 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. â oeMarcus Poundâ (TM)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 â SÃ, ren Kierkegaard â with those of the most sophisticated secular psychoanalytical theorists â 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.â ' - John Milbank

Christ the Stranger The Theology of Rowan Williams

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.

Christ the Stranger  The Theology of Rowan Williams

Author: Benjamin Myers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567320278

Page: 160

View: 738

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.

The Making of American Liberal Theology

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 ...

The Making of American Liberal Theology

Author: Gary J. Dorrien

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664223540

Page: 494

View: 553

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.

A Theology of the Jewish Christian Reality

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 ...

A Theology of the Jewish Christian Reality

Author: Paul Matthews Van Buren

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780819199706

Page: 362

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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.

Trauma Evil

... 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
works ...

Trauma   Evil

Author: J. Jeffrey Means

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451414394

Page: 239

View: 481

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.

Dissertation Abstracts International

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 .

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Teaching Sexuality and Religion in Higher Education

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.

Teaching Sexuality and Religion in Higher Education

Author: Darryl W. Stephens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780367346881

Page: 224

View: 925

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.

Theological Education that Makes a Difference

Free Methodist students and pastors have been taught to be sensitive in times of
family trauma . To the parent , the death of an infant is exceedingly painful . On
several occasions when Free Methodist pastors have attended a neighborhood ...

Theological Education that Makes a Difference

Author: Henry G. Church

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 214

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The Free Methodist Church became a phenomenon in Malawi around the time of independence, when in the spirit of the times, and in the wake of a hundred years of Christian missionaries, new churches and missions were becoming popular. Since inception this Church has grown by about ten percent a year. The author of this book attributes its success to a particular approach of theological education. Writing from a committed, insider perspective, he outlines the missionaries' Chilinde approach in Malawi. The purpose of this educational philosophy is that the church should grow, and that the growth of the faith is best mediated through its bible school, allowing both the Church and its theological school to mutually strengthen one another.

An American Strategic Theology

... American social structure with the closure of immigration and partially a
response to the trauma of Al Smith ' s massive defeat . ... No one should be more
sensitive to these strategic alterations of theological symbols than American
Catholics .

An American Strategic Theology

Author: John Aloysius Coleman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 296

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Theology

Second , theology in some academic settings is in a particularly sensitive
situation . ... My own interpretation is that it refers first of all to traumatic events
and developments in the twentieth century which have reduced confidence in
modernity .

Theology

Author: David Ford

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Page: 199

View: 391

This Very Short Introduction provides both believers and non-believers with a balanced survey of the central questions of contemporary theology. David Ford's interrogative approach draws the reader into considering the principles underlying religious belief, including the centrality of salvation to most major religions, the concept of God in ancient, modern, and post-modern contexts, the challenge posed to theology by prayer and worship, and the issue of sin and evil. He also probes the nature of experience, knowledge, and wisdom in theology, and discusses what is involved in interpreting theological texts today.