Healing Touch: Hermeneutics of Trauma and Recovery
This is an edited, abridged, and revised version of a chapter written by Richard Kearney which will appear in his forthcoming book Touch: Recovering Our Most Vital Sense to be published by Columbia University Press in 2021. The chapter in the book contains many extensions, footnotes, and references that do not appear in this paper. Many thanks to Professor Kearney for his permission to print a version of this chapter in the Journal of Applied Hermeneutics.
Keywords: touch, trauma, healing, carnal hermeneutics
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