Affect Theory, Shame, and Christian Formation by Stephanie N. Arel

By Stephanie N. Arel

This booklet addresses the eclipse of disgrace in Christian theology by way of exhibiting how disgrace emerges in Christian texts and perform in ways in which could be neither assimilated right into a discourses of guilt nor dissociated from embodiment. Stephanie N. Arel argues that the conventional concentrate on guilt obscures disgrace by way of perpetuating clone of the lonely sinner in guilt. Drawing on fresh reviews in impact and attachment theories to border the theological research, the textual content examines the theological anthropological writings of Augustine and Reinhold Niebuhr, the translation of empathy by means of Edith Stein, and moments of contact in Christian praxis. Bringing the affective dynamics of disgrace to the leading edge allows theologians and spiritual leaders to spot the place disgrace emerges in language and human behavior. The textual content expands paintings in trauma conception, delivering a multi-layered theological lens for attractive disgrace and accompanying suffering.

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