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The Resource Suffering religion, edited by Robert Gibbs and Elliot R. Wolfson

Suffering religion, edited by Robert Gibbs and Elliot R. Wolfson

Label
Suffering religion
Title
Suffering religion
Statement of responsibility
edited by Robert Gibbs and Elliot R. Wolfson
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Suffering besets us in diverse ways. Is any speaking about suffering too complicit with suffering? Is it the task of religion to justify our pain, or even to deny it? Or does religion offer images, theories and practices that understand God to suffer with humanity? Does God choose to suffer? Can theology arm us to resist suffering?"
  • "In a diverse and innovative selection of new essays by cutting-edge theologians, scholars of religion, and philosophers, Suffering Religion examines one of the most primitive but challenging questions to define human experience - why do we suffer? As a theme uniting very different religious and cultural traditions, the problem of suffering addresses issues of passivity, the vulnerability of embodiment, the generosity of love and the complexity of gendered desire. Interdisciplinary studies bring different kinds of interpretations to meet and enrich each other. Can the notion of goodness retain meaning in the face of real affliction, or is pain itself in conflict with meaning?"
  • "Themes covered include: philosophy's own failure to treat suffering seriously, with special reference to the Jewish tradition; Martin Buber's celebrated interpretations of scriptural suffering; suffering in Kristevan psychoanalysis, focusing on the Christian theology of the cross; the pain of childbirth in a home setting as a religiously significant choice; God's primal suffering in the kabbalistic tradition; and incarnation as a gracious willingness to suffer."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
291.2/118
Index
index present
LC call number
BT732.7
LC item number
.S84 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gibbs, Robert
  • Wolfson, Elliot R
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suffering
  • Suffering
Label
Suffering religion, edited by Robert Gibbs and Elliot R. Wolfson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unjustifiable suffering / Robert Gibbs -- Rereading job as textual theodicy / Steven Kepnes -- Suffering in theory / Cleo McNelly Kearns -- Scandal of pain in childbirth / Pamela E. Klassen -- Divine suffering and the hermeneutics of reading / Elliot R. Wolfson -- Suffering and incarnation / Graham Ward
Control code
48517505
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780415266123
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001058876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Suffering religion, edited by Robert Gibbs and Elliot R. Wolfson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unjustifiable suffering / Robert Gibbs -- Rereading job as textual theodicy / Steven Kepnes -- Suffering in theory / Cleo McNelly Kearns -- Scandal of pain in childbirth / Pamela E. Klassen -- Divine suffering and the hermeneutics of reading / Elliot R. Wolfson -- Suffering and incarnation / Graham Ward
Control code
48517505
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780415266123
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001058876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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