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Daughter Zion's Trauma


A Trauma Informed Reading of Lamentations


Daughter Zion's Trauma offers a new critical reading of the Book of Lamentations through the lens of trauma studies. Through structural analysis and use of the concept of non-referential history as a heuristic lens, Yansen yields fresh insights into the book’s form, language, and larger "historical" significance. Utilizing insights from study of the rhetorical dimensions of the trauma process in cultural trauma, this study asserts that Lamentations strategically adapts certain religious traditions to ensure the survival of those whose voices it echoes.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-0744-1
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Publication Status: Forthcoming

Publication Date: Mar 6,2019
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 233
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0744-1
$110.00

Daughter Zion's Trauma offers a new critical reading of the Book of Lamentations through the lens of trauma studies. Through structural analysis and use of the concept of non-referential history as a heuristic lens, Yansen yields fresh insights into the book's form, language, and larger "historical" significance. Utilizing insights from study of the rhetorical dimensions of the trauma process in cultural trauma, this study asserts that Lamentations strategically adapts certain religious traditions to ensure the survival of those whose voices it echoes.

Daughter Zion's Trauma offers a new critical reading of the Book of Lamentations through the lens of trauma studies. Through structural analysis and use of the concept of non-referential history as a heuristic lens, Yansen yields fresh insights into the book's form, language, and larger "historical" significance. Utilizing insights from study of the rhetorical dimensions of the trauma process in cultural trauma, this study asserts that Lamentations strategically adapts certain religious traditions to ensure the survival of those whose voices it echoes.

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Contributor Biography

James Yansen

James W. S. Yansen, Jr. is the pastor of the Faith Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hartford, CT. He holds a PhD in History and Hermeneutics from Boston University School of Theology.

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