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A Violent God-image

An Introduction to the Work of Eugen Drewermann

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A Violent God-image by Matthias Beier
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At the heart of Drewermann's non-violent interpretation of key Christian beliefs is his analysis of a violent image of God that characterizes traditional interpretations of sin and the cross. It is this God-image, opposed to human desires and self-realization, that sanctified the killings of millions of peoples in wars declared to be "just" and legitimated the violent exploitation of non-human nature and the aggressive economic exploitation of non-Christian cultures. The sheer enormity of Drewermann's principal books has thwarted publication of his works in English translation to date. His empathic critique of the clerical mentality, ideology, and culture ("The Cleric"), based on his psychotherapeutic work with clergy, led to his being silenced by Roman Catholic authorities in 1991 and suspended from the priesthood in 1992.

Author Biography

Matthias Beier is coordinator of the Doctor of Ministry Program in Pastoral Care and Counselling at Drew Theological School and has a private psychoanalytic practice in New York City. He teaches at both Drew and Fordham universities.
Release date NZ
April 1st, 2006
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
New edition
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Pages
400
Dimensions
152x229x20
ISBN-13
9780826418357
Product ID
1670203

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