A Violent God-Image: An Introduction to the Work of Eugen Drewermann

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A&C Black, Jun 2, 2006 - Religion - 400 pages
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Theologian and psychotherapist Eugen Drewermann has been the most significant, prolific and bestselling theological writer in the German language over the past quarter century. Drewermann shows that religion, including Christianity, turns violent mentally, spiritually, and even physically if it uses fear as a motive for faith fear of exclusion from the group, fear of hell and fear of God. This is the first full-length introduction to Drewermann in English. 

'Powerful... a profoundly more human cast to otherwise abstract theological propositions... almost revolutionary in its apertura to new and refreshing vistas in thinking about basic theological issues.' W. W. Meissner, S.J., M.D. in Horizons

 

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Contents

Chapter 1
21
Chapter 2
131
Roots of War from Struggle for Survival to Fears
137
Chapter 3
192
RECOVERING THE NONVIOLENT GODIMAGE
209
The Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ and
219
Redemption from a Violent GodImage 219
244
Chapter 4
273
CONCLUSION
327
Appendix 1
335
WORKS CITED
343
INDEX
377
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Matthias Beier is coordinator of the Doctor of Ministry Program in Pastoral Care and Counseling at Drew Theological School and has a private psychoanalytic practice in New York City. He teaches at both Drew and Fordham Universities.

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