New PDF release: Affect Theory, Shame, and Christian Formation

By Stephanie N. Arel

This e-book addresses the eclipse of disgrace in Christian theology through displaying how disgrace emerges in Christian texts and perform in ways in which will 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 through perpetuating identical to the lonely sinner in guilt. Drawing on contemporary reviews in have an effect on 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 way of Edith Stein, and moments of contact in Christian praxis. Bringing the affective dynamics of disgrace to the vanguard allows theologians and non secular leaders to spot the place disgrace emerges in language and human behavior. The textual content expands paintings in trauma thought, offering a multi-layered theological lens for enticing disgrace and accompanying suffering.

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