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.
Contents Introduction ix Part I Absence 1 Chapter 1 An Abyss of Human Misery 3 I. A Catalogue of Horrors from A to Z 5 II. Uncovering Some of the Causes Underlying the Catastrophe 15 Chapter 2 The Policeman with Tear Gas and the Ambiguity of the H...
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