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Theology and Dehumanization

Jill Anne Kowalik

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ISBN 10: 363159092X / ISBN 13: 9783631590928
Published by Peter Gmbh Lang Mrz 2009, 2009
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Neuware - In this posthumous volume Jill Anne Kowalik analyzes pathological grief in 17th and 18th-century Germany. Early chapters outline the methodological prerequisites and the main theoretical underpinnings for her multidisciplinary study of mentality and give an overview of the theories and practices of consolation in the Western tradition. She traces the origins of pathological grief to the trauma of the Thirty Years War, and analyzes mourning practices as evidenced by funeral sermons for their punitive theological content. Rather than helping, these practices actually intensified the trauma of loss. The second part of the volume addresses the work of German writers such as Moritz, Nietzsche, Freud, and Goethe for their psychologically acute depiction of the effects of pathological mourning. 186 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9783631590928

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Title: Theology and Dehumanization

Publisher: Peter Gmbh Lang Mrz 2009

Publication Date: 2009

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In this posthumous volume Jill Anne Kowalik analyzes pathological grief in 17th and 18th-century Germany. Early chapters outline the methodological prerequisites and the main theoretical underpinnings for her multidisciplinary study of mentality and give an overview of the theories and practices of consolation in the Western tradition. She traces the origins of pathological grief to the trauma of the Thirty Years War, and analyzes mourning practices as evidenced by funeral sermons for their punitive theological content. Rather than helping, these practices actually intensified the trauma of loss. The second part of the volume addresses the work of German writers such as Moritz, Nietzsche, Freud, and Goethe for their psychologically acute depiction of the effects of pathological mourning.

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The Author: Jill Anne Kowalik (1948-2003) received her Ph.D. in German at Stanford University (USA) and was Associate Professor of German at the University of California, Los Angeles. She studied both theoretical and clinical applications of psychoanalysis at the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and elsewhere. Her work on German literature and the history of consolation was founded on her deep engagement with psychoanalysis.

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