Encountering God in the Abyss of Suffering
The work unfolds in two parts. In the first part, a description of the misery that characterises much of life in Africa in the recent past opens up to a theological consideration of the underlying causes and of God’s response to them. In the second part, the joy which is so characteristic of life in Africa even in places of immense suffering sets the scene for detailed reflections on liturgy, memory, forgiveness and hope.
Part I: Absence 1
Part I Absence Chapter 1 An Abyss of Human Misery By any accepted standard of reckoning … Africa has fallen well behind other developing areas of the world; the region is slipping out of the third world into its own bleak category of the nth world...
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