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Religion at Ground Zero : Theological Responses to Times of Crisis.

Author: Christopher Craig Brittain
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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''The world will never be the same!'' How many times have human beings uttered this cry after a tragic event? This book analyzes how such emotive reactions impact on the way religion is understood, exploring theological responses to human tragedy and cultural shock by focusing on reactions to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and 7/7, the two World Wars and the Holocaust, the 2004 South-East Asian tsunami, Hurricane  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Brittain, Christopher Craig.
Religion at Ground Zero : Theological Responses to Times of Crisis.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Craig Brittain
ISBN: 9781441177957 1441177957
OCLC Number: 893331592
Description: 1 online resource (241 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1 In the Wake of Lisbon, Katrina and Haiti: On the Limits of Theodicy; Chapter 2 The 'War to End All Wars': Religion in the Trenches of the Great War; Chapter 3 Jewish Theological Responses to the Shoah; Chapter 4 September 11, 2001: Religion Reviled and Revived; Chapter 5 Belief and the Trauma of Catastrophic 'Events'; Chapter 6 Religion as Ground Zero?; Chapter 7 Speaking of God in a Time of Terror; Afterword; Bibliography; Index.

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Analyzes the emotive reactions impact on the way religion is understood, exploring theological responses to human tragedy and cultural shock by focusing on reactions to the terrorist attacks of 9/11,  Read more...

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"In Religion at Ground Zero, ChristopherBrittain provides moving examples of catastrophic events from the Lisbon earthquake of 1755to 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. He focuses on conflicting religious Read more...

 
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