Sit on Our Hands, or Stand on Our Feet?: Exploring a Practical Theology of Major Incident Response for the Evangelical Catholic Christian Community in the UK

Sit on Our Hands, or Stand on Our Feet?: Exploring a Practical Theology of Major Incident Response for the Evangelical Catholic Christian Community in the UK

by Roger Philip Abbott

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610976701
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 01/31/2013
Series: WEST Theological Monograph Series
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Roger Philip Abbott is Research Associate in Natural Disasters for the Faraday Institute of Science and Religion, Cambridge University, UK, and a visiting lecturer at the Wales Evangelical School of Theology.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1 Aims and Definitions 1

2 Literature Review 11

3 Methodology 34

Part 1 Mimesis1-Prefiguration 73

4 A Prefigured Response 75

Part 2 Mimesis2-Configuration 89

5 Legitimation-Evil and Suffering 93

6 Legitimation-Trauma 120

7 Legitimation/Contribution-Grace 154

8 Contribution-Compassion 195

9 Contribution-Reconciliation, Justice, and God 234

10 Contribution-Ecumenical and Interfaith Friendship 309

Part 3 Mimesis3-Refiguration 361

11 Refigurative Conclusions 363

Appendix 1 A Broad Survey of Major Incidents from 1985 to 2005 373

Appendix 2 Sermon by Rev. John Mosey Delivered at the Westminster Act of Remembrance on the Tenth Anniversary of the Lockerbie Disaster, Westminster Abbey, 2007 379

Appendix 3 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 381

Bibliography 383

Author/Name Index 421

Scripture Index 431

Subject Index 438

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