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Today, the church is sometimes viewed (even from within) as a place apart, which may create a barrier of understanding for those who have experienced trauma. As a result, many who have walked through traumatic events find themselves turning away from the Church. David Peters's Post-Traumatic God emerged from personal experience as a chaplain in Iraq and later as an Episcopal priest, as well as from his subsequent work with an organization he founded, the Episcopal Veterans Fellowship, which helped him identify the need for this quite-different book to bridge that gap. In it, Peters explores three related themes: history (the early church itself was a post-traumatic community); theology (especially building on Tillich's World War I experiences and the theology he subsequently developed); and ecclesiology (how church can offer community to trauma survivors. Post-Traumatic God equips the Church to heal the unseen wounds of the soul, presenting a path home and providing a way back to a God who can be trusted, loved, and worshipped.
|Title: Post-Traumatic God: How the Church Cares for People Who Have Been to Hell and Back|
By: David W. Peters
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Morehouse Publishing
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)|
Weight: 6 ounces
Stock No: WW233035