Risking Truth: Reshaping the World through Prayers of Lament

Risking Truth: Reshaping the World through Prayers of Lament

by Scott A. Ellington
     
 

ISBN-10: 1556352638

ISBN-13: 2901556352637

Pub. Date: 09/28/2008

Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers

Ours is a world characterized by change. Often the most fundamental changes in our lives result from experiences of profound suffering and loss as we are wrenched from our familiar world and driven into one that is alien. In the midst of such loss, we are compelled to choose between trying to cling to the remnants of a reality that is passing away and trying to make a…  See more details below

Overview

Ours is a world characterized by change. Often the most fundamental changes in our lives result from experiences of profound suffering and loss as we are wrenched from our familiar world and driven into one that is alien. In the midst of such loss, we are compelled to choose between trying to cling to the remnants of a reality that is passing away and trying to make a home in a strange new world. Biblical prayers of lament wait for us at this crossroad of loss and newness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901556352637
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Series:
Princeton Theological Monograph Series
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
216

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments ix Introduction xi
1 Why Should We Cry Out? 1
2 Risking an Imperfect God 33
3 Is the Story Still True? The Use of Lament in the Psalms 60
4 Risking the World in Job 94
5 Jeremiah and the Vocation of Shared Suffering 130
6 Can Messiah Come Without a Cry? Lament in the New Testament 163
7 The Shapes of Lament 183 Bibliography 193

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