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.
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Part II Presence Chapter 5 Feasting with God in the Abyss Apart from Rwanda in 1994 I have never encountered hopelessness in Africa. Amidst the direst catastrophes – war and death, famine or just slow decline – Africans don’t do hopelessness. — Ri...
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