The Shame That Lingers: A Survivor-Centered Critique of Catholic Sin-Talk

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In The Shame That Lingers: A Survivor-Centered Critique of Catholic Sin-Talk , A. Denise Starkey argues that the dominant legal model of sin in the Catholic Church is inadequate for hearing the experience of sin for survivors of childhood and domestic violence because it functions to shame rather than to heal. A universal understanding of the sinner, as found in mainstream Catholic sin-talk and confession, impedes human flourishing by silencing radical suffering in ways that make survivors complicit for the harm done to ...

The Shame That Lingers: A Survivor-Centered Critique of Catholic Sin-Talk 2009, Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9781433106767

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