Religion and Trauma: Psychological Narratives
College: Trinity College
Instructor 1: Hewitt, Marsha A.
Course Code: 
TRT5821HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
9101
Online: 
Yes
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Online – Synchronous
Description: 

An examination of religious myths, beliefs and experiences that express and contribute to transgenerational traumatic responses in communities and individuals. Exploration of ways religious narratives reveal multiple levels of psychodynamic processes that organize and give symbolic form to anxiety, grief, loss deriving from personal (abuse, neglect) and social realities (Holocaust; war; violent social strife). Trauma stories from different religious traditions (Christianity: Crucifixion; Judaism: emergence of monotheism; Abraham and Isaac; Job) and popular spiritualties will be explored, focussing on ways they may induce and symbolize trauma including ways they provide resources for healing.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Winter 2021
Winter 2020
Start Time: 
11:00
End Time: 
13:00
Hours per Week: 
2
Schedule: 
Mon
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
20
Teaching Method: 
Seminars
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Research Paper
Other