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Author: Clemens Sedmak
The experience of displacement is shared by people who work internationally. The capacity to be displaced is a necessary strength and skill for people working across cultures, particularly for missionaries. In order to deal with the stressful nature of displacement people need to be resilient, resilience makes people flourish in adverse circumstances. This volume presents a specific type of resilience, namely “resilience nourished by inner sources.” Cultivating inner resilience draws on all the facets of a person’s interior life: thoughts and memories, hopes and desires, beliefs and convictions, concerns and emotions. The notion of inner strength and resilience from within is developed using many examples from missionaries and development workers as well as case studies from all over the world.
Studien zu Genesis und Geltung von Wittgensteins Sprachspielmodell
Author: Clemens Sedmak
Author: Clemens Sedmak

The article uses early Christian sources to identify three main features of a theological conception of ‘Hell’ (effacement, toxic silence, pointlessness); these three features can be reconstructed in Axel Honneth’s influential writings on Social Pathologies as key characteristics of pathological social conditions that undermine the possibility of a good life—Honneth can be understood to distinguish between pathologies of identity (effacement), pathologies of the social (toxic silence), and pathologies of reason (pointlessness). Catholic social teaching (cst) is presented as a response to these pathologies making use of a ‘therapeutic reading’ of cst documents. Catholic social teaching is presented as an exercise in political imagination developing a deep concept of the human person (against effacement and the pathology of identity), an understanding of the permeability between micro structured and macrostructures (against toxic silence and pathologies of the social), and the recognition of a normative order (against pathologies of reason).

In: International Journal of Public Theology
In: The Capacity to be Displaced: Resilience, Mission, and Inner Strength
In: The Capacity to be Displaced: Resilience, Mission, and Inner Strength
In: The Capacity to be Displaced: Resilience, Mission, and Inner Strength
In: The Capacity to be Displaced: Resilience, Mission, and Inner Strength
In: The Capacity to be Displaced: Resilience, Mission, and Inner Strength