By Stephanie N. Arel
This e-book addresses the eclipse of disgrace in Christian theology via displaying how disgrace emerges in Christian texts and perform in ways in which should be neither assimilated right into a discourses of guilt nor dissociated from embodiment. Stephanie N. Arel argues that the normal concentrate on guilt obscures disgrace by way of perpetuating a twin of the lonely sinner in guilt. Drawing on fresh experiences in have an effect on and attachment theories to border the theological research, the textual content examines the theological anthropological writings of Augustine and Reinhold Niebuhr, the translation of empathy by means of Edith Stein, and moments of contact in Christian praxis. Bringing the affective dynamics of disgrace to the vanguard permits theologians and non secular leaders to spot the place disgrace emerges in language and human habit. The textual content expands paintings in trauma conception, offering a multi-layered theological lens for enticing disgrace and accompanying suffering.
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Extra resources for Affect Theory, Shame, and Christian Formation
Tomkins observes that vulnerability in the child to shame arises as soon as he or she learns to identify the face of the mother, or in the case of multiple caregivers—familiar faces in general. 36 For example, a child smiles, and this physical sign of pleasure or happiness evokes dissatisfaction or contradictory displeasure in the caregivers’ gaze, thus evoking a shame response in the child. 38 Shame emerges earlier in the life cycle than guilt does. In Erik Erikson’s theory of psychosocial stages, the infant encounters “crises” of shame beginning at the age of approximately 18 months, a time when the child is becoming aware of being observed, but it lacks the cognitive capacities for more advanced speech constructions.
So when we engage in an act that exceeds the normative, whatever that might be, we might experience guilt, but if this guilt perpetuates itself, shame results. Transgression of boundaries set up by institutions leads to guilt, and then finally, to inhibition or regression. If the guilt of transgression goes unaddressed, it becomes internalized as shame. The sense of having committed a violation or wrongdoing in guilt becomes part of self-definition when it goes unrepaired or ameliorated by remorse or apology.
This can happen within the therapeutic environment, where part of the therapeutic endeavor entails revealing the relationship between shame and threatened attachment. Intense shame responses point to a lack of healthy or what is called secure attachment in the caregiver-infant dyad. 69 The role of the therapist is often to teach the individual to regulate shame that has become so interred in the body. Although this sounds simple, addressing shame, especially that which emerges as a result of a failure of a caregiver to respond to the child in shame, that is to convey empathy, is an exceedingly onerous task.
Affect Theory, Shame, and Christian Formation by Stephanie N. Arel