In A Dark Wood

In A Dark Wood

by Linda Jones
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0800636244

ISBN-13: 9780800636241

Pub. Date: 12/01/2003

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

Doubt is as natural an experience as faith and what theologian Paul Tillich called an indispensable component of authentic faith. In this book an extraordinary range of writers talks about the moment-often devastating-when they turned to God only to find neither God's presence nor consolation. Where once silence was filled with peace, now that silence signals only

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Doubt is as natural an experience as faith and what theologian Paul Tillich called an indispensable component of authentic faith. In this book an extraordinary range of writers talks about the moment-often devastating-when they turned to God only to find neither God's presence nor consolation. Where once silence was filled with peace, now that silence signals only emptiness. In a Dark Wood features a diverse group of voices describing unlikely and often moving journeys toward or away from faith-Protestants, Catholics, and Jews; laypeople and religious professionals; activists, poets, politicians, and ordinary people. In addition, dozens of readings, poems, and prayers reflect on belief and doubt, on the loss of faith and its rediscovery, from the Psalmists, medieval saints, and such luminaries as W. B. Yeats and T. S. Eliot, James Baldwin and Joseph Heller, Maya Angelou and Isabel Allende, Henri Nouwen and Walter Brueggemann, Nelson Mandela and Daniel Berrigan.

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ISBN-13:
9780800636241
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

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Table of Contents

Introductionix
Part 1There Is No God1
Anonymous3
Jane Harvey19
Part 2Doubts on the Journey29
Tony Benn31
Rupert M. Loydell39
John Bell47
Sr. Petra Boex61
Annabel Shilson-Thomas65
Christopher Hall75
Bruce Kent83
Colin Parry91
Lionel Blue99
Chris Cole113
Part 3The Phoenix of Faith119
Gerard W. Hughes121
Jeannine Gramick129
Bernadette Farrell137
Myra Poole147
Dame Joanna Jamieson161
Geoffrey Duncan169
Stephen Timms, MP175
Gerald O'Mahony185
Denis Hurley193
Dr. Hans Popper203
Joan D. Chittister, OSB207
Acknowledgments209
Bibliography213
Index of Authors217

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