In the face of guilt and shame afflicting the morally injured, psychology has acknowledged there must be spiritual healing. Although trauma is a new area of concern for theology, theologians have addressed the suffering caused by interpersonal violence for a long time. This dissertation shows how Aquinas, Augustine, and leaders of the Liturgical Movement (Virgil Michel, Dorothy Day, and Ade Bethune), offer a robust sense of mercy, accessed through the Eucharistic Liturgy, and practiced in the Works of Mercy, which allow those who have experienced trauma to know their deification.
|Contributor||John Cavadini, Committee Member|
|Contributor||Ann Astell, Research Director|
|Contributor||Nathan Mitchell, Research Director|
|Contributor||David Fagerberg, Committee Member|
|Degree Level||Doctoral Dissertation|
|Degree Name||Doctor of Philosophy|
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