This is a book of genuine wisdom, one that invites readers not to go back to the way things were before September 11, but to see how they might try to walk with God in a world that now seems more shattered than before. In these essays written expressly for this book, renowned spiritual writers and theologians wrestle with the problems of the human condition in the world today and what a walk with God might reveal about them. Contributors include Elie Wiesel, Theodore Hesburgh, Frederick Buechner, Stanley ...
This is a book of genuine wisdom, one that invites readers not to go back to the way things were before September 11, but to see how they might try to walk with God in a world that now seems more shattered than before. In these essays written expressly for this book, renowned spiritual writers and theologians wrestle with the problems of the human condition in the world today and what a walk with God might reveal about them. Contributors include Elie Wiesel, Theodore Hesburgh, Frederick Buechner, Stanley Hauerwas, William Sloan Coffin, Wendy Doniger, Karen Armstrong, Jurgen Moltmann, Virgil Elizondo, and others.
This provocative and diverse collection of very readable essays includes some of the thoughts of important theologians, philosophers, and spiritual writers on the events of September 11th and the awareness that we live in a fragile world. Highly recommended.
- J. H. Ware
Almost every reader will find something to carry away from this book and ponder. This is not a book of answers, but a testimony to the way in which persons with different agendas cope with the fragile world in which they live. Highly recommended.
Rev. Peter J. Gomes
If ever a book were needed to add light in a season of heat, and courage in an age of fear, this is it. The unintended consequence of tragedy is often deep pastoral insight. This book is one of those pastoral consequences that will see us through and to the other side.
A wise, healing book that draws consoling and challenging words out of the stunned silence of their time.
This collection of essays was solicited and written in the wake of the events of September 11, 2001, and its contributors range from the truly eminent to the merely famous-Frederick Buechner, William Sloane Coffin, Karen Armstrong, Stanley Hauerwas, and others. There has been no shortage of talk, after the attack, and readers may well not find great novelties here-expressions of dismay, admissions of human littleness, vows of reform, and affirmations of renewed faith have become a familiar part of our discourse. Yet there is value in the care with which these experienced writers have assayed their (and our) views, and value in the multiplicity of religious perspectives that inform the whole of the collection. For most libraries.
James Langford is Director Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame Press, a member of the Core Course faculty at Notre Dame and President of There Are Children Here, a camp for inner city children. Among his eight books are Galileo, Science and the Church and Happy Are They: Living the Beatitudes in America. Leroy S. Rouner is professor of philosophy, religion and philosophical theology and Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Religion at Boston University. He is author of Within Human Experience: The Philosophy of William Ernest Hocking, The Long Way Home (a memoir), and To Be at Home: Christianity, Civil Religion, and Human Community.
Part 1 Part One: PATHS AND PASSAGES Chapter 2 Walking in the World with a Fragile God Chapter 3 God and the World's Disorders Chapter 4 Unless You Become Like Children Chapter 5 And Faith Will Light the Way Chapter 6 On the Streets of a Fragile World Part 7 Part Two: BELIEVING IS SEEING Chapter 8 Watching for God Chapter 9 Terror and the Christian Faith Chapter 10 The Solitude of God Chapter 11 Where in the (Postmodern) World Is God? Part 12 Part Three: PAST THE GATES OF HELL Chapter 13 Seeing Things as They Really Are Chapter 14 September 11, 2001: A Pacifist Response Chapter 15 Saving Flesh Chapter 16 Walking with God without Running Scared