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Trauma and Transcendence: Suffering and the Limits of Theory

Eric Boynton and Peter Capretto


Within the humanities, specifically in the past decade, trauma theory has become a robust site of interdisciplinary work. Trauma resonates with scholars in and across disciplines and has become a trope with a distinctive significance. The scope of scholarship on trauma has always been challenged by the temporal, affective, and corporeal dimensions of trauma itself, yet it has recently been rendered all the more complex by theoretical and methodological issues that have emerged for these disciplines in their attempts to think trauma. This volume gathers scholars in a variety of disciplines to m ... More

Keywords: Continental Philosophy, Ethics, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Religion, Psychoanalysis, Sociology, Trauma, Theology, Theory (Philosophy)

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780823280261
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823280261.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric Boynton, editor
Allegheny College

Peter Capretto, editor
Vanderbilt University

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Front Matter

Part I: Constructive Phenomenologies of Trauma

Part II Social and Political Analyses of Traumatic Experience

Part III Theological Aporia in the Aftermath of Trauma