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From misery to hope : encountering God in the abyss of suffering

Author: Joe Egan
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : P. Lang, 2010.
Series: Studies in theology, society, and culture, vol. 5
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Misery to Hope

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Egan
ISBN: 9783034302340 3034302347
OCLC Number: 695856704
Description: xiv, 370 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. I Absence --
ch. 1 Abyss of Human Misery --
I. Catalogue of Horrors from A to Z --
II. Uncovering Some of the Causes Underlying the Catastrophe --
ch. 2 Policeman with Tear Gas and the Ambiguity of the Human Condition --
I. Dynamics of Human Violence --
II. Scriptural and Traditional Considerations on the Anthropology of Evil --
III. Drama of Human Freedom --
ch. 3 "Lord, Where Are You?" In Search of the Absent God --
I. Humanity in Search of God, God in Search of Humanity --
II. Israel's Suffering and the Absence of God --
III. From Innocent to Redemptive Suffering --
ch. 4 God in the Experience of Godforsakenness --
I. Suffering, Rejection and Abandonment of Jesus --
II. Suffering, Rejection and Abandonment Transformed --
III. Mystery of the Divine Presence in the Divine Absence --
pt. II Presence --
ch. 5 Feasting with God in the Abyss --
I. Celebration as Theological Act --
II. Liturgical Enactment of Redemption --
ch. 6 Liturgy as a Power for Emancipation in an Unjust World --
I. Memory Shaped by Violence --
II. Dangerous Memory and Rituals of Jesus Christ --
III. Formation of a Just and Emancipative Memory in Jesus Christ --
ch. 7 Forgiveness on the Way to Justice and Reconciliation --
I. Towards an Anthropology of Forgiveness --
II. Forgiveness and the Politics of Reconciliation --
ch. 8 Abyss of Christian Hope --
I. Hope Grounded in the Promises of God --
II. Epiphanies of Hope.
Series Title: Studies in theology, society, and culture, vol. 5
Responsibility: Joe Egan.

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"`From Misery to Hope' is a profound and timely study of the perennial theological quest to find God in the midst of human suffering." (Michael McCabe, SMA, Tangaza College, Nairobi) "A model for how Read more...

 
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