God-Talk as a Means of Healing: A Spiritual Rebirth Through Novel Writing and Auto-Analysis
In this article, I discuss how I dealt with various traumatic experiences through the processes of novel writing and academic analysis. The novel writing involved a process of reexperience where I was able to empathize with my previous self-inquandary who needed the abiding presence of the creative Divine Therapist. The academic writing involved a realignment of personal history via the classic stories of Teresa de Ávila, Juan de la Cruz, and Thérèse de Lisieux and toward the salvific (soteriological) regard of Jesus whose own narrative of suffering may theologically chart other stories of suffering.
Ferdinand D. Dagmang. (2019). God-Talk as a Means of Healing: A Spiritual Rebirth Through Novel Writing and Auto-Analysis. MST Review, 21(1), 1-30.