Spirit and Trauma: A Theology of Remaining

Spirit and Trauma: A Theology of Remaining
Author: Shelly Rambo
Language English
Pages: 186
ISBN10: 0664235034
Genre: Religion
Goodreads Rating: 3.87
ISBN13: 9780664235031
Published: September 2nd 2010 by Westminster John Knox Press

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.