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: 1532643136

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.

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: 1725276852

Page: 110

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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.

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.

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

View: 471

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.

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: 892

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."

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: 720

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.

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: 231

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: 879

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: 485

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.

Journal for the History of Modern Theology

... 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
Water .

Journal for the History of Modern Theology

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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: 442

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.

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.

SCM Studyguide Pastoral Theology

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.

SCM Studyguide Pastoral Theology

Author: Margaret Whipp

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 0334045509

Page: 224

View: 468

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.

By His Wounds Workbook

By His Wounds Workbook: Trauma Healing for Africa is an interactive heart guide to be used as a companion resource to the book, By His Wounds: Trauma Healing for Africa.

By His Wounds Workbook

Author: Steven R. Tracy

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780985173135

Page: 217

View: 697

By His Wounds Workbook: Trauma Healing for Africa is an interactive heart guide to be used as a companion resource to the book, By His Wounds: Trauma Healing for Africa. This workbook is designed to be used with another person or in small group settings. Mending the Soul Ministries partners with African churches and organizations to bring artistic, community-based trauma care models and resources to communities that have known significant trauma with limited mental health resources-By His Wounds Workbook is such a book. In a sensitive manner it guides the participant in an educational, healing pathway that begins with understanding trauma and its effects and ends with a Five-Heart Model for sharing one's story with others. Each chapter includes healing art, contemplative meditations on Christ, and journaling exercises that deepen intimacy with God and others. This workbook integrates African stories, images, and art in a way that draws the reader into a healing journey that will transform their life.

Trauma Nursing

consume much time and energy for theologians , scholars , and clergy , which is
to be expected . Yet whenever people ... These foundations of belief are tested in
times of emergency and trauma . A discussion of some ... Religious faith or the
lack of it can be a highly emotional and sensitive area . Incidents of illness and ...

Trauma Nursing

Author: Janet A. Neff

Publisher: Mosby

ISBN:

Page: 808

View: 740

This comprehensive reference focuses on the practice of trauma nursing and the prevention of traumatic injury. The state-of-the-art content is presented in a logical, nursing-oriented approach that simulates the realities of trauma nursing practice. TRAUMA NURSING emphasizes care of the adult, while providing expansive lifespan content on pediatric, pregnant, and geriatric trauma patients.

Anglican Theological Review

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
wound ...

Anglican Theological Review

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"A New Testament bibliography for 1914 to 1917 inclusive", by Frederick C. Grant: v. 1, p. [58]-91.