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.
Introduction Suffering is endemic in the world, writ large in the events of daily life for millions of people with no means of escape, whether because of war, more generalised violence and persecution, disease and sickness, or a variety of other f...
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