Bearing the Unbearable: Trauma, Gospel, and Pastoral Care, 1st Edition

  • Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger
  • Published By: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 146744393X
  • ISBN-13: 9781467443937
  • DDC: 253.5
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 179 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released April 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Overview

Traumas abound. Post-traumatic stress disorder, emotional and sexual abuse, unbearable anxiety and fear, and a host of other traumas afflict people everywhere. In this book, Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger weaves together threads from the fields of psychology and pastoral theology as she explores the impact of trauma on people's lives and offers practical strategies and restorative practices for dealing with it. Not only a teacher of pastoral theology but also an experienced pastoral counselor herself, Hunsinger draws on the resources of depth psychology, including object relations theory, trauma theory, family systems theory, nonviolent communication, and restorative circles. She then places her findings in a Christian theological context, emphasizing God's work in and through Jesus' passion, death, and resurrection, to present a cohesive, faith-based vision for healing.