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Title Bible through the lens of trauma / edited by Elizabeth Boase and Christopher G. Frechette
Published Atlanta : SBL Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Semeia studies ; number 86
Semeia studies ; no. 38
Contents Defining "trauma" as a useful lens for Biblical interpretation / Christopher G. Frechette and Elizabeth Boase -- 1. Between individual and collective dimensions of trauma -- No words: the Book of Ezekiel as trauma literature and a response to exile / Ruth Poser -- Fragmented voices: collective identity and traumatization in Lamentations / Elizabeth Boase -- Daughter Babylon raped and bereaved (Isaiah 47): symbolic violence and meaning-making in recovery from trauma / Christopher G. Frechette -- Shared pleasure to soothe the broken spirit: collective trauma and Qoheleth / Philip Browning Helsel -- 2. New insights into old questions -- Fragments of traumatic memory: ṣalmê zākār and child sacrifice in Ezekiel 16:15-22 / Margaret S. Odell -- Reflections on the prose sermons in the Book of Jeremiah: Duhm's and Mowinckel's contributions to contemporary trauma readings / Louis Stulman -- 3. Survival, recovery, and resilience in and through the text: ancient and contemporary contexts -- Trauma, Psalmic disclosure, and authentic happiness / Brent Strawn -- Legislating divine trauma / Samuel E. Balentine -- Trauma and recovery: a new hermeneutical framework for the rape of Tamar (2 Samuel 13) / L. Juliana M. Claassens -- Reading biblical texts through the lens of resilience / Robert J. Schreiter -- Between text and trauma: reading Job with people living with HIV / Gerald O. West -- Toward a pastoral reading of 2 Corinthians as a memoir of PTSD and healing / Peter Yuichi Clark
Summary "In recent years there has been a surge of interest in trauma, trauma theory, and its application to the biblical text. This collection of essays explores the usefulness of using trauma theory as a lens through which to read the biblical texts. Each of the essays explores the concept of how trauma might be defined and applied in biblical studies. Using a range of different but intersection theories of trauma, the essays reflect on the value of trauma studies for offering new insights into the biblical text. Including contributions from biblical scholars, as well as systematic and pastoral theologians, this book provides a timely critical reflection on this emerging discussion"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Psychic trauma -- Biblical teaching.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Boase, Elizabeth, 1963- editor
Frechette, Christopher G., editor
LC no. 2016049931
ISBN 0884141721
9780884141723 (ebook)
(paperback;) (alk. paper)