Bible through the Lens of Trauma
Boase, Elizabeth and Christopher G. Frechette, editors
Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016 pp. viii + 260. $33.95
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Description: In recent years there has been a surge of interest in trauma, trauma theory, and its application to the biblical text. This collection of essays explores the usefulness of using trauma theory as a lens through which to read the biblical texts. Each of the essays explores the concept of how trauma might be defined and applied in biblical studies. Using a range of different but intersection theories of trauma, the essays reflect on the value of trauma studies for offering new insights into the biblical text. Including contributions from biblical scholars, as well as systematic and pastoral theologians, this book provides a timely critical reflection on this emerging discussion.
Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Social-Scientific Approaches, Psychology
Review by John R. L. Moxon
Citation: John R. L. Moxon, review of Elizabeth Boase and Christopher G. Frechette, eds., Bible through the Lens of Trauma, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).
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