Healthy shame? An interchange between Elspeth Probyn and Thomas Aquinas
Ryan, Tom. (2008). Healthy shame? An interchange between Elspeth Probyn and Thomas Aquinas. Australian Ejournal of Theology. Nil(12), pp. 1 - 18.
In her recent book Blush: Faces of Shame, Elspeth Probyn offers a profile of shame drawing on the disciplines of psychology, sociology and cultural anthropology. She argues that shame is a) inherently value-oriented, b) necessary for human well-being and c) universal or essential as a human phenomenon. This approach to shame has significant resonances with the theological anthropology and christian ethics of Thomas Aquinas. In exploring these authors, we can gain a clearer picture of the transformative function of shame in the personal, social, cultural and moral dimensions of human life.
|Journal||Australian Ejournal of Theology|
|Journal citation||Nil (12), pp. 1 - 18|
|Publisher||Australian Catholic University|
|Open access||Open access|
|Page range||1 - 18|
|Research Group||School of Theology|
|Place of publication||Australia|
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