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Unwanted Wisdom

Hardback|Oct 2005
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Drawing on the author's personal experience of deep loss, as well as other writers' experiences, this book explores the terrain of suffering. For those searching for a meaning for suffering, the book suggests that the cross of Jesus can offer...


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Drawing on the author's personal experience of deep loss, as well as other writers' experiences, this book explores the terrain of suffering. For those searching for a meaning for suffering, the book suggests that the cross of Jesus can offer a path of hope rather than resignation.
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The film The Passion of the Christ raised anew the question why did Jesus suffer such an excruciatingly painful death. For centuries, those afflicted with suffering have been counseled by the church to unite their sufferings to those of Jesus. This book asks the question how the cross of Jesus can be reimagined in such a way as to offer a path of hope rather than resignation. Drawing upon resources as diverse as Simone Weil, William Lynch, Dorothee Soelle, Karl Rahner, and Jon Sobrino, as well as the author's personal experience of deep loss, the book explores the terrain of suffering, from the universal loss of loved ones to the imprisonment of mental illness and the global catastrophe of AIDS. The book also questions the extra burden of suffering put upon gay Catholics by the church's teaching of life-long celibacy for homosexuals.
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Paul Crowley

Paul is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University.

  • Part One: Suffering The Great Leveler; 1. The Terrain Of Suffering; 2. Facing The Reality Of Suffering; Part Two: God And The Crosses Of Suffering; 3. Searching For God; 4. The Cross As Locus Of Divine Empathy; 5. The Other Side Of The Tapestry; Part Three: Living In Hope; 6. A Cross That Leads To Hope; 7. The Cross As Path To Joy.

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