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Spirit and Trauma: A Theology of Remaining

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  43 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Rambo draws on contemporary studies in trauma to rethink a central claim of the Christian faith: that new life arises from death. Reexamining the narrative of the death and resurrection of Jesus from the middle day--liturgically named as Holy Saturday--she seeks a theology that addresses the experience of living in the aftermath of trauma. Through a reinterpretation of "re ...more
Paperback, 186 pages
Published September 2nd 2010 by Westminster John Knox Press
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When I saw the forward by Catherine Keller, I knew this book would be an issue. As a theology student at the graduate level and a person with a severe trauma history, I found this book borderline offensive to my personal faith and experience. Developing a study that addresses the Trinitarian God is difficult enough without incorporating process theology into the mix. For a more proper theological understanding of God with regard to trauma, pick up Jennifer Beste's book "God and the Victim: Traum ...more
This book is very important. It talks about the holes in typical Christian theology, where God and Christ are portrayed as victorious and crusading. What good does that do for people whose lives are broken and burned by trauma of any sort? This book offers a compelling and deeply true alternative: a God whose love is limping, weary, exhausted, never dying. That's the God or person I want on my team, not the one who gets everything right and always wins but the one who keeps going through the wor ...more
I give this five stars because she's trying something new and trying to say things that so often stay hidden. I love her for that.
Dec 04, 2011 TJ rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Overall interesting theological concept and a new way of reframing the crucifixion. But got bogged down in the details in the middle. Still recommend though
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