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"Preaching and Trauma" Interactive Bibliography

Interactive Bibliography for Preaching and Trauma

Academy of Homiletics Annual Meeting

December 3-5, 2020

Introductory Video

Ted Talk on Trauma with BU PhD Student Nikki Young: 

“Our Collective Trauma” TEDxNorthCentralCollege

Introductory Article from AoH Keynoter

Dr. Shelly Rambo,“How Christian Theology and Practice are being Shaped by Trauma Studies:  Talking about God in the Face of Wounds that Won’t Go Away,” Christian Century (November 1, 2019)

Digging Even Deeper

Trauma studies occurs at the intersection of psychology, neuro-biology, cultural studies, literary studies and philosophy.  Constructive, practical, pastoral theologians, and Biblical scholars bring trauma studies in deep connection to their theological work in relation to bodies and practice.

Carr, David. Holy Resilience: The Bible’s Traumatic Origins. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014.

Herman, Judith Lewis. Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror. New York: BasicBooks, 2015.

Van Deusen Hunsinger, Deborah. Bearing the Unbearable: Trauma, Gospel, and Pastoral Care. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015.

Jones, Serene. Trauma and Grace: Theology in a Ruptured World. Louisville, Ky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009.

Van Der Kolk, Bessel. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of TraumaNew York: Penguin, 2014.

Lange, Dirk G. Trauma Recalled: Liturgy, Disruption, and Theology. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2010.

O’Conner, Kathleen M. “Stammering Toward the Unsayable: Old Testament Theology, Trauma Theory, and Genesis.” Interpretation 70:3 (July 2016), 301-13.

Rambo, Shelly. Resurrecting Wounds: Living in the Afterlife of Trauma. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 2017.

———. Spirit and Trauma: A Theology of Remaining. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2010.

———. “Saturday in New Orleans: Rethinking the Holy Spirit in the Aftermath of Trauma,” Review & Expositor 105, no. 2 (May 1, 2008): 231-232.

Reinhartz, Adele. “Incarnation and Covenant: The Fourth Gospel Through the Lens of Trauma Theory,” Interpretation 69:1 (January, 2015), 35-48.

Rogers, Annie G. The Unsayable: The Hidden Language of Trauma. Reprint edition. Random House USA Inc, 2007.

Sancken, Joni. “When Our Words Fail Us.” In Theologies of the Gospel in Context: The Crux of Homiletical Theology. Jacobsen, David Schnasa, ed.; Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2017.  113-137.

———. Words That Heal: Preaching Hope to Wounded Souls.  The Artistry in Preaching Series; Nashville:  Abingdon, 2019.

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