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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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Economies and Theologies: A Review of Reggie Williams’s Black Jesus

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Reggie Williams’s Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus is a timely work for both Bonhoeffer studies and theological engagement in general.

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An Apocalyptic Climate

Monday, September 28, 2015

The roaring seas of the apocalypse are displacing millions of global refugees.

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Shoshana’s Song

Thursday, September 24, 2015

She rode out to sea at the wheel of the rented boat, her hair wild in the wind.

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Queers in the Borderlands: Rahab, Queer Imagination, and Survival

Monday, September 21, 2015

The story of Rahab begins early in the Joshua narrative. As the Israelites prepare to cross the Jordan River, they launch their conquest on Canaan by sending spies west. Two spies stay with Rahab in Jericho and she protects them from capture by hiding them on her roof and deceiving the Jericho authorities. Rahab later […]

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Watching the World from Gethsemane: Darkness and the Devastated Self in Marilynne Robinson’s Fiction

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Marilynne Robinson’s novels have become almost synonymous with loneliness, but solitude here remains entangled with a less acknowledged trope—an enveloping and dazzling darkness.

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