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The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
Call Number: 606.8521206 V228
Publication Date: 2014-09-25
Broken Bodies by Karen O'Donnell
Call Number: 233.5 O261
Publication Date: 2019-01-01
Karen O’Donnell writes as a theologian and person traumatized by multiple reproductive losses. She explores the ways in which the body of Mary – the theotokos – is connected to the wounded body of Christ and the Eucharist.
Post-Traumatic Public Theology by Stephanie Arel (Editor); Shelly Rambo (Editor)
Call Number: 248.86 P857
Publication Date: 2016-11-11
An anthology of essays by scholars exploring societal traumas and ways in which they can be interpreted theologically. Topics include trauma centered by veterans, disabled persons, racism, cancer, 9/11, immigration detention, and more.
Resurrecting Wounds by Shelly Rambo
Call Number: 248.8625 R167
Publication Date: 2017-10-01
Shelly Rambo is one of the most influential theologians utilizing trauma studies. Resurrecting Wounds meditates on the story of Thomas’s post-resurrection encounter with Christ in particular Thomas’s touch of the wounds of Christ.
Spirit and Trauma by Shelly Rambo; Catherine Keller (Foreword by)
Call Number: 248.8625 R16
Publication Date: 2010-09-02
Shelly Rambo is one of the most influential theologians utilizing trauma studies. Spirit and Trauma articulates a pneumatology in which the Spirit rests, remains, and witnesses the liminal space of trauma between life and death. She does this through various theological images and motifs including Christ’s descent into hell.
Survivor Care by Christy Sim
Call Number: 616.8521 S588
Publication Date: 2019-02-01
Christy Sim, PhD writes as a theologian, domestic violence expert, survivor of domestic violence, and a former pastor; she has been recognized by the CDC as an expert in domestic abuse research. She describes the dynamics of domestic abuse including the body’s response to trauma and offers ways that ministers can effectively offer pastoral care while reducing the risk of re-traumatization.
Trauma-Sensitive Theology by Jennifer Baldwin
Call Number: 253.5 B181
Publication Date: 2018-09-20
Jennifer Baldwin writes as a licensed therapist and theologian. Utilizing Internal Family Systems therapeutic framework, she offers critiques of other trauma theologies (particularly Shelly Rambo and Serene Jones) and focuses on the concrete therapeutic practices of trauma healing. The first half lays out a framework and foundation for trauma-sensitive theology, and the second half applies that framework to a variety of different theological issues.
This website goes over in great detail about landmark study regarding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) which demonstrate the ways in which childhood trauma has significant health impact on adults – including positive correlations with over 40 different diseases including heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, and more. It offers many peer-reviewed resources for further research.
This scientific study utilizing research on rats indicates that the experiences of trauma can be passed down generationally – so that the traumatic response is experienced by descendants by the original victims of trauma.