Joseph and his brothers: A biblical paradigm for the optimal handling of traumatic stress

Authors
Citation
Sj. Mann, Joseph and his brothers: A biblical paradigm for the optimal handling of traumatic stress, J RELIG H, 40(3), 2001, pp. 335-342
Citations number
9
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Public Health & Health Care Science","Religion & Tehology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF RELIGION & HEALTH
ISSN journal
0022-4197 → ACNP
Volume
40
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
335 - 342
Database
ISI
SICI code
0022-4197(200123)40:3<335:JAHBAB>2.0.ZU;2-5
Abstract
The long-lasting effects of emotional trauma and the important role of unco nscious emotional defenses have become increasingly recognized only in the past century. Yet their role is actually manifest, although still overlooke d, in one of the most well-known of biblical stories. This paper presents t he story of Joseph and his brothers, and the important lessons it teaches a bout unconscious defenses and the optimal handling of emotional trauma.