Dawn of Sunday
The Trinity and Trauma-Safe Churches
Imprint: Cascade Books
234 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.47 in
- Published: June 2022
$30.00 / £27.00 / AU$30.00Buy
- Published: June 2022
$45.00 / £40.00 / AU$45.00Buy
Joshua Cockayne is a city center mission lead in the Diocese of Leeds and an honorary lecturer in theology at the University of St Andrews. He has published widely in philosophical theology on issues related to spirituality, liturgy, and ecclesiology.
Scott Harrower is associate professor of theology, history, and ethics at Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia. He is an Anglican priest and is the author of God of All Comfort: A Trinitarian Response to the Horrors of This World.
Preston Hill is assistant professor of integrative theology at Richmont Graduate University which houses an Institute of Trauma and Recovery. He is an ordinand in the Anglican Church in North America.
“This book offers a pastoral theology that knows how to journey through the pain and the horror of suffering, abuse, and bodily trauma. Cockayne, Harrower, and Hill . . . provide well-researched and nuanced perspectives on the effects of trauma with strategies for how to engage the bodies and the stories of those impacted. . . . For each of the contributors, even in the darkness before the dawn, hope lingers and creates a path toward life.”
—Chelle Stearns, Seattle School of Theology & Psychology
“Cockayne, Harrower, and Hill show us how the triune God gives us solace in sufferings, hope amidst horrors, and strength in our weakness. This is no empty therapeutic but theology for healing and restoration after traumatic experiences. A terrific resource in pastoral theology.”
—Michael F. Bird, Ridley College
“Moving beyond pat answers and reductionistic attitudes, the authors demonstrate the resources of a Christian understanding of the Trinity for the church’s handling of trauma. Despite often failing their members, churches can and must have a positive role in healing. This book charts a practical course through what is often a very challenging pastoral terrain. It should be required reading for pastors and religious workers, as well as for anyone entrusted with the care of other souls.”
—Adonis Vidu, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary