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The roots of sorrow : a pastoral theology of suffering

Author: Phillip Charles Zylla
Publisher: Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What are humans to do--and how should caregivers respond--when faced with the reality of anguish? The Roots of Sorrow addresses the sometimes painful questions that surround human suffering. By integrating concrete examples with personal stories of adversity and sorrow, Phil Zylla constructs a pastoral theology that situates itself within the very core of suffering. Resisting the natural tendency to flee from the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phillip Charles Zylla
ISBN: 9781602586321 1602586322
OCLC Number: 779259154
Description: v, 217 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Roots of sorrow --
Common explanations of suffering --
Components of a theology of suffering --
From silence to lament --
From indifference to compassion --
From loneliness to community --
Suffering of creation --
Subtle persistence of hope --
Ministry with the afflicted.
Responsibility: Phil C. Zylla.

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Resisting the natural tendency to flee from the pain of sorrow, Zylla empowers professionals to help others face suffering directly and honestly.--Margaret Whipp, Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford, UK  Read more...

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"A beautifully conceived and thoughtfully written book. Zylla's theological reflections emerge from a deep personal wrestling with the devastating realities of human suffering." --Donald Capps, Read more...

 
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