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By Stephanie N. Arel

This ebook addresses the eclipse of disgrace in Christian theology by means of displaying how disgrace emerges in Christian texts and perform in ways in which might 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 a twin of the lonely sinner in guilt. Drawing on fresh reports 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 through Edith Stein, and moments of contact in Christian praxis. Bringing the affective dynamics of disgrace to the leading edge permits theologians and spiritual leaders to spot the place disgrace emerges in language and human behavior. The textual content expands paintings in trauma idea, offering a multi-layered theological lens for attractive disgrace and accompanying suffering.

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