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Topical - Trauma: Home


Trauma is studied across all Seminary of the Southwest programs and through a variety of lens. This guide helps the researcher get started by providing a link to the library's discovery tool, Seeker, and by highlighting some of the books available on this topic. For assistance, or to suggest a resource to add to this guide, please contact


"Becoming skillful at digesting our grief makes us a source of reassurance and stability for the wider community." -Francis Weller, author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief

Audio books

"Remembering and telling the truth about terrible events are prerequisites both for the restoration of social order and for the healing of individual victims." Judith L. Herman, author of Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence—From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

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“There’s a way out of this mess, and it requires each of us to begin with our own body.” -Resmaa Menakem, author of My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies

Print books available in the Deanery

"My life is living proof that the Church can make a difference in veterans' lives." -David W. Peters, author of Post-Traumatic God: How the Church Cares for People who have been to Hell and Back