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Raging With Compassion Pastoral Responses to the Problem of Evil by John Swinton

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Published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Christian moral & pastoral theology,
  • Pastoral Theology,
  • Practical Theology,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Ministry & Pastoral Resources,
  • Christian Life - Character & Values,
  • Christian Ministry - Pastoral Resources,
  • Christian Theology - Ethics,
  • Christian Theology - General,
  • Christianity,
  • Good and evil,
  • Religious aspects,
  • Theodicy,
  • Theology, Practical

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7903602M
ISBN 10080282997X
ISBN 109780802829979

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In "Raging with Compassion", Michael Ramsey prize-winning author John Swinton argues for a practical theodicy, one embodied in the life and practices of the Christian community. This practicality does not seek to provide an explanation for the existence of evil, but rather presents ways in which evil and suffering can be resisted and transformed/5(20).   'Raging With Compassion' is a thoroughly practical book addressing the theological problem of the existence of evil. The main thesis of the book is that evil is not primarily a philosophical conundrum that must be 'solved', but rather a real life experience which demands a response/5(21). In "Raging with Compassion", Michael Ramsey prize-winning author John Swinton argues for a practical theodicy, one embodied in the life and practices of the Christian community. This practicality does not seek to provide an explanation for the existence of evil, but rather presents ways in which evil and suffering can be resisted and transformed.   "Raging with Compassion" seeks to inspire fresh Christian responses and modes of practice in our broken, fallen world. About the Author John Swinton is professor of practical theology and pastoral care at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and founding director of the Centre for Spirituality, Health, and Disability at Aberdeen/5(18).

Raging with Compassion: Pastoral Responses to the Problem of Evil is John Swinton's newest book.I had heard of John Swinton through Liz Carmichael's the end of her book Carmichael shares how Swinton has been on the front lines of what would be called "missional" friendships. In this book John Swinton reminds readers that the experience of evil and suffering precedes pontification on its origin. Raging with Compassion seeks to inspire fresh Christian responses and modes of practice in our broken, fallen world.4/5(1). This book is wisely and honestly entitled Raging with Compassion. From the very outset it is rooted in the lived reality of suffering, both in personal case studies and in contemporary events, and the ‘why Lord?’ questions which cause to rage against evil. In this book John Swinton reminds readers that the experience of evil and suffering precedes pontification on its origin. Raging with Compassion seeks to inspire fresh Christian responses and modes of practice in our broken, fallen world.

How “Raging with Compassion” Engages the Central Questions of JOb Order Description Swinton, John. Raging with Compassion: Pastoral Responses to the Problem of Evil. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, A pastoral theologian who criticizes efforts at explaining evil (theodicy) and commends instead specific “theodic practices.”.   The book contains statistics of the world’s suffering as well as personal case studies and media stories. It draws heavily on the Hebrew scriptures, the teachings of Jesus and St Paul, and a wide range of theologians and other writers, to produce a book that is both scholarly and practical.   Book Review: Raging with Compassion: Pastoral Responses to the Problem of Evil. Michael Kitchener. Theology , Download Citation. If you have the appropriate software installed, you can download article citation data to the citation manager of your choice. Simply select your manager software from the list below and click on Author: Michael Kitchener. In "Raging with Compassion" Swinton argues for a practical theodicy, one embodied in the life and practices of the Christian community. This practicality does not seek to provide an explanation for the existence of evil, but rather presents ways in which evil and suffering can be resisted and transformed/5(18).