Broken Bodies

The Eucharist, Mary and the Body in Trauma Theology

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Karen O'Donnell
SCM Research
  • Louisville, KY: 
    Westminster John Knox Press
    , January
     256 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Sierra Lynn Lawson forthcoming.


The Body of Christ is a traumatised body because it is constituted of traumatised bodies. This monograph explores the nature of that trauma and examines the implications of identifying the trauma of this body.

Constructing new ways of thinking about the narratives at the heart of the Christian faith, Karen O'Donnell offers a fresh perspective on Christian theology, in particular the Eucharist, and presents a call to love the body in all its guises.

It offers new pathways for considering what it means to`be Christian' and explores the impact that the experience of trauma has on Christian doctrine.

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

Karen O'Donnell is CODEC Research Fellow in Digital Pedagogy & Theology at St John's College, Durham University.



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