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Stories from the edge : a theology of grief

Author: Greg Garrett
Publisher: Louisville : Westminster John Knox Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
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Where is God in the midst of suffering? How do people find strength and comfort in times of terrible adversity? Greg Garrett addresses these questions and others as he helps readers grapple with the question of where God can be found in times of tragedy. He explores the theological themes of biblical stories and American myths and discusses how these stories have shaped our beliefs about God. He further examines  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Garrett
ISBN: 9780664232047 0664232043
OCLC Number: 191258558
Description: xx, 131 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: "Why, God, why?" : stories of God --
"I don't deserve this" : stories of grief and modern American myth --
"I love the Psalms" : stories of grief from the Hebrew Bible --
"Jesus will come on time" : stories of grief from the Christian Testament --
The black book : stories of death --
Conclusion: "Facing reality"; the archetypal story and the shape of grief.
Responsibility: Greg Garrett.
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Where is God in the midst of suffering? How do people find strength and comfort in times of terrible adversity? Greg Garrett addresses these questions and others as he helps readers grapple with the question of where God can be found in times of tragedy. He explores the theological themes of biblical stories and American myths and discusses how these stories have shaped our beliefs about God. He further examines what these foundational narratives reveal about our understanding of God, how they inform how we live our lives, and how we experience God's presence in the midst of grief and suffering.--From publisher's description.

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