Self Surrender: Ten Ways to Suffer Well in Union with God

Self Surrender: Ten Ways to Suffer Well in Union with God


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Self Surrender: Ten Ways to Suffer Well in Union with God by Dewey J Bjorkman

Self-Surrender shows how a theology emerges out of the Rhineland-Flemish spirituality of Meister Eckhart, Johannes Tauler, Henry Suso, the Frankfurt Priest, and John Ruusbroec that shines life-giving light on the mystery of suffering. From the books and sermons of these pastors, Bjorkman developed Ten Ways to Suffer Well in Union with God: surrender, pray, yield, imitate, co-suffer, participate, love, accept, empathize, and unite, which flesh out the meaning and significance of suffering in new and edifying ways.

“This book brings together a wealth of insights from history and theology, spirituality and mysticism to face the unavoidable problem of suffering. These teachings are culled from the writings of five Christians who lived along the Rhine in the 14th century. With the benefit of hindsight, one can see how these thinkers look backwards to Albert the Great (teacher of Thomas Aquinas) and forwards to Martin Luther. In ten meditations, ranging from psychology and prayer to approaching God without intermediaries, a journey through suffering, life and grace is sketched.”

Thomas F. O’Meara, O.P., Warren Professor of Theology Emeritus, University of Notre Dame (USA), author of 16 books including Thomas Aquinas, Theologian

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996942652
Publisher: Peregrino Press
Publication date: 04/26/2017
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Dewey J. Bjorkman holds a M.Div. degree from Wartburg Theological Seminary and a Th.M. degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (E.L.C.A). As a Lutheran pastor he served parishes in Illinois, Colorado, and Kansas until 1989 when his faith journey led him into the Roman Catholic Communion. Dewey is passionate about the power of the written word and pursued his full-time career in book-selling while writing Striving for Perfect Self-Surrender as a lay person. His vocation includes a commitment to the cause of the life-long catechesis of adult Christians.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Preface xiii

Author’s Note xvii

Introduction xix

Part One: Human Suffering and Divine Love

Suffering in the Depths of the Soul

I. Surrender: Striving for perfect self-surrender 3

II. Pray: Carry all of your burdens to the Source 17

The Imitation of Christ

III. Yield: To find your true end, walk Christ’s life 29

IV. Imitate: Sharing in Christ’s suffering humanity 43

V. Co-Suffer: Participation in God’s compassion 61

Part Two: Suffering in Union with God

Suffering in the Moment of Grace

VI. Participate: God is One with us in our suffering 75

VII. Love: God’s response to “Why, oh Lord?” 85

Union with God without Intermediary

VIII. Accept: Go out of yourself and into God 99

IX. Empathize: Resting in the One and the All 111

X. Unite: Meeting God without intermediary 125

Conclusion 141

Afterword 145

Endnotes 147

Bibliography 157

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