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Spirit and Trauma

A Theology of Remaining

Spirit and Trauma

A Theology of Remaining

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Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9780664235031
Number of Pages: 200
Published: 02/09/2010
Width: 15.2 cm
Height: 22.9 cm

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 "remaining" in the Johannine Gospel, she proposes a new theology of the Spirit that challenges traditional conceptions of redemption. Offered, in its place, is a vision of the Spirit's witness from within the depths of human suffering to the persistence of divine love.

Shelly Rambo, Catherine Keller

Shelly L. Rambo is Assistant Professor of Theology at Boston University School of Theology.

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