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#25: Trauma

Monday, April 6, 2015

Since its inception, psychology has struggled with understanding and treating trauma. Freud was one of the first to become particularly interested in trauma in the wake of World War I, observing the psychological illness present in veterans returning home. The overwhelming experiences of intense dread and horror the soldiers endured created invisible scars, and he […]

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On Boyhood, Tralfamadore, and the Meaning of Life

Monday, April 27, 2015

Boyhood’s twelve-year-long view of time serves to reorient our perspective about what is important and meaningful in a lifetime.

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Salvific Communities and Practices of Resistance: A Feminist Theological Response to Trauma

Monday, April 20, 2015

In the wake of domestic violence, new kinship structures are crucial to providing safe spaces of healing and to developing communal practices of resistance.

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Some Holy Ghost

Monday, April 13, 2015

Several pieces displayed in an art museum exhume the challenging past that led one young poet to a renewed sense of faith.

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The Trauma of God

Monday, April 6, 2015

The trauma of God is both God in trauma (i.e., God on the cross) and God as trauma (i.e., God as the cross), crossing one another to place God sous rature (i.e., under the cross), where God becomes no more and no less than a word—but the only word bespeaking a truly universal human community.

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