When the Roll is Called
Trauma and the Soul of American Evangelicalism
Imprint: Cascade Books
"A much-needed investigation of the relationship between Dispensational theology and the lives and times of its founding fathers. . . . Their emphasis on the next life in heaven with a de-emphasis on present life in this world was a defensive strategy constructed to justify and excuse their diminishment of feelings and inattention to experienced trauma. The real shame: the untold number of evangelicals who still fail to experience the joy and healing of their life in Christ because of continued inattention to suffered and unworked-through trauma."
--James H. Olthuis, Emeritus Professor of Philosophical Theology, Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto; Psychotherapist, Christian Counselling Services, Toronto
"Through Hoffman's brilliant balance of clinical vignettes, psychobiographical research, and confessional mission, we come to see a particular relationship to suffering, along with the forms of suffering that have emerged in its traumatized wake. Hoffman's voice introduces a compelling vision of hope and healing seldom seen in such literature."
--David M. Goodman, Director, Psychology and the Other Institute
"With expert scholarship, engaging writing, and illuminating case material, [Hoffman] looks at the personal histories of key theologians that led to a misunderstanding of suffering. . . . This book will be a delight to psychotherapists, academicians, and theologians."
--Brian E. Eck, Professor and Chair Emeritus, Department of Psychology, Azusa Pacific University