A Violent God-Image: An Introduction to the Work of Eugen Drewermann

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A&C Black, Jun 2, 2006 - Religion - 400 pages
Theologian and psychotherapist Eugen Drewermann has been the most significant, prolific and bestselling theological writer in the German language over the past quarter century. Drewermann shows that religion, including Christianity, turns violent mentally, spiritually, and even physically if it uses fear as a motive for faith— fear of exclusion from the group, fear of hell and fear of God. This is the first full-length introduction to Drewermann in English. 

'Powerful... a profoundly more human cast to otherwise abstract theological propositions... almost revolutionary in its apertura to new and refreshing vistas in thinking about basic theological issues.' W. W. Meissner, S.J., M.D. in Horizons

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Contents

Chapter 1
23
Philosophical Analysis of the Structure of Sin as Universal
91
116 in Existentialphilosophical Perspective
106
The Alternative to Sin as Fear
119
Conclusion
127
Fear War and God
135
Chapter 3
209
The Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ and
219
Chapter 4
273
Psychogenesis of the Evangelical Counsels
300
CONCLUSION
327
Appendix 1
335
WORKS CITED
343
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Matthias Beier is coordinator of the Doctor of Ministry Program in Pastoral Care and Counseling at Drew Theological School and has a private psychoanalytic practice in New York City. He teaches at both Drew and Fordham Universities.

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