Some Useful Links

Institute for Congregational Trauma and Growth: A wealth of resources on responding to trauma in congregational settings in the Northern American context.

Sheldon Hub: A highly inter-active resource with a particular focus on clergy well-being and self-care (UK-based).

Churches’ Ministerial Counselling Service: A network of professional counsellors working in the UK and available to clergy in some churches/areas.

Project Toolkit: A resource to assist planning – before disaster strikes (Word and PDF formats).



Select Project Bibliography

Abbott, Roger. Sit on our Hands, or Stand on our Feet? Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2013.

Alexander, Jeffrey C., Trauma: A Social Theory. Cambridge: Polity, 2012.

Beste, Jennifer Erin. God and the Victim: Traumatic Intrusions on Grace and Freedom. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Betcher, Sharon. Spirit and the Politics of Disablement. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007.

Boase, Elizabeth and Frechette, Christopher G. Bible Through the Lens of Trauma. Atlanta: SBL, 2017.

Brett, Mark G. Political Trauma and Healing: A Biblical Ethics for a Post-Colonial World. Grand Rapids, Eerdmans, 2016.

Brison, Susan J. Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2002.

Carr, David M. Holy Resilience: The Bible’s Traumatic Origins. New Haven/London: Yale University, 2014.

Caruth, Cathy. “Trauma and Experience: Introduction.” In Trauma: Explorations in Memory, edited by Cathy Caruth. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.

———. “Unclaimed Experience: Trauma and the Possibility of History.” Yale French Studies 79, and the Ethical Question (1991): 181-92.

———. Unclaimed Experience: Trauma, Narrative, and History. Baltimore, Maryland: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.

Cavanaugh, William T. Torture and Eucharist. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 1998.

Cooper-White, Pamela. The Cry of Tamar: Violence against Women and the Church’s Response. 2nd ed. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2012.

Crumpton, Stephanie M. A Womanist Pastoral Theology against Intimate and Cultural Violence. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

Doehring, Carrie. Internal Desecration: Traumatization and Representations of God. Maryland: University Press of America, 1993.

Duce, Catherine and Cameron, Helen. Researching Practice in Mission and Ministry: A Compassion. London: SCM Press, 2013.

Gillespie, C. Kevin. “Terror, Trauma and Transcendence: Pastoral Ministry after 9/11.” The New Theological Review (Feb 2004): 16-25.

Grosch-Miller, Carla. Psalms Redux. Canterbury: Canterbury Press, 2015.

Grundy, Chris. “Basic Retraining: The Role of Congregational Ritual in the Care of Returning Veterans.” Liturgy 27, no. 4 (2012): 27-36.

Grundy, Christopher. “The Grace of Resilience: Eucharistic Origins, Trauma Theory, and Implications for Contemporary Practice.” Paper presented at the Proceedings of the North American Academy of Liturgy, 2006.

Herman, Judith. Trauma and Recovery. New York: Basic Books, 1992.

———. Trauma and Recovey: From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror. London: Pandora, 2001.

Hess, Cynthia. Sites of Violence, Sites of Grace: Christian Nonviolence and the Traumatized Self. Plymouth: Lexington Books, 2009.

Hopewell, James. Congregation: Stories and Structures. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2006 ed.

Horowitz, Mardi. Stress Response Syndromes. 2nd ed. New York: Aronson, 1986.

Jones, Serene. “Emmaus Witnessing: Trauma and the Disordering of the Theological Mind.” Union Seminary Quarterly Review (Fall 2002).

———. Feminist Theory and Christian Theology: Cartographies of Grace. Minneapolis: Augsberg Fortress Press, 2000.

———. “Hope Deferred: Theological Reflections on Reproductive Loss (Infertility, Miscarriage, Stillbirth).” Modern Theology 17, no. 2 (2001): 227-45.

———. “Rupture.” In Hope Deferred: Heart Healing Reflections on Reproductive Loss, edited by Nadine Pence Frantz and Mary T. Stimming, 47-66. Eugene, Oregon: Resources Publications, 2005.

———. “Trauma and Grace.” Reflections, 2004.

———. Trauma and Grace: Theology in a Ruptured World. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009.

Keshgegian, Flora. Redeeming Memories: A Theology of Healing and Transformation. Nashville, Tennessee: Abingdon Press, 2000.

Keshgegian, Flora A. Time for Hope: Practices for Living in Today’s World. New York: Continuum, 2006.

Kraus, Laurie et al. Recovering from Un-natural Disasters. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2017.

Lange, Dirk G. Trauma Recalled: Liturgy, Disruption, and Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010.

Moore, Darnell L. “Theorizing the ‘Black Body’ as a Site of Trauma: Implications for Theologies of Embodiment.” Theology and Sexuality 15, no. 2 (2009): 175-88.

Pound, Marcus. “The Assumption of Desire: Kierkegaard, Lacan, and the Trauma of the Eucharist.” Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory 9, no. 1 (2008): 67-78.

———. “Eucharist and Trauma.” New Blackfriars 88, no. 1014 (2007): 187-94.

———. Theology, Pscyhoanalysis and Trauma. Veritas, edited by Conor Cunningham and Peter Chandler. London: SCM Press, 2007.

Rambo, Shelly. “Between Death and Life: Trauma, Divine Love, and the Witness of Mary Magdalene.” Studies in Christian Ethics 18 (2005): 7-21.

———. “Beyond Redemption?: Reading Cormac McCarthy’s ‘The Road’ after the End of the World.” Studies in the Literary Imagination 41, no. 1 (2008).

———. “Haunted (by the) Gospel: Theology, Trauma, and Literary Theory in the 21st Century.” PMLA 125, no. 4 (October, 2010): 936-41.

———. “Review of God and the Victim: Traumatic Intrusions on Grace and Freedom.” Modern Theology 25, no. 3 (2009): 526-28.

———. “Saturday in New Orleans: Rethinking Spirit in the Aftermath of Trauma.” Review and Expositor 105 (Spring, 2008).

———. Spirit and Trauma: A Theology of Remaining. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2010.

———. “Trauma and Faith: Reading the Narrative of the Hemorrhaging Woman.” International Journal of Practical Theology 13, no. 2 (2010).

———. Resurrecting Wounds: Living in the Afterlife of Trauma. Waco: Baylor University, 2017.

Scarry, Elaine. The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Shay, Jonathan. Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming. New York: Scribner Book Company, 2003.

Southgate, Christopher. The Groaning of Creation: God, Evolution and the Problem of Evil. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008.

———. “Divine Glory in a Darwinian Age.” Zygon 49 (2014): 784-807.

———. “God’s Creation Wild and Violent, and Our Care for Other Animals” Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith 67 (2015): 245-53.

———. “Cosmic Evolution and Evil” in The Cambridge Companion to the Problem of Evil, edited by Chad Meister and Paul Moser. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017, forthcoming.

Swinton, John. Raging with Compassion: Pastoral Responses to the Problem of Evil. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.

van der Kolk, Bessel. “The Body Keeps the Score: Memory and the Evolving Psychobiology of Post Traumatic Stress.” Harvard Review of Psychiatry 1, no. 5 (1994): 253-65.

Wylie, Mary Sykes. “The Limits of Talk. Bessel Van Der Kolk Wants to Transform the Treatment of Trauma.” Psychotherapy Networker 28, no. 1 (2004).