Trauma and Lived Religion

Transcending the Ordinary

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R. Raud Ganzevoort, Srdjan Sremac
Palgrave Studies in Lived Religion and Societal Challenges
  • London, England: 
    Palgrave Macmillan
    , August
     258 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Lucien van Liere forthcoming.


This book focuses on the power of the ‘ordinary’, ‘everydayness’ and ‘embodiment’ as keys to exploring the intersection of trauma and the everyday reality of religion. It critically investigates traumatic experiences from a perspective of lived religion, and therefore, examines how trauma is articulated and lived in the foreground of people’s concrete, material actualities. 

Trauma and Lived Religion seeks to demonstrate the vital relevance between the concept of lived religion and the study of trauma, and the reciprocal relationship between the two. A central question in this volume therefore focuses on the key dimensions of body, language, memory, testimony, and ritual. It will be of interest to academics in the fields of sociology, psychology, and religious studies with a focus on lived religion and trauma studies, across various religions and cultural contexts. 

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

R. Ruard Ganzevoort is Dean and Professor of Practical Theology at Vrije Universiteit and founding co-director of its Amsterdam Centre for the Study of Lived Religion

Srdjan Sremac lectures at the Faculty of Theology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and co-director of its Amsterdam Centre for the Study of Lived Religion.

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