Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Suffering Religion by Robert Gibbs

In a diverse and innovative selection of new essays by cutting-edge theologians and philosophers, Suffering Religion examines one of the most primitive but challenging questions to define human experience - why do we suffer? As a theme uniting very different religious and cultural traditions, the problem of suffering addresses issues of passivity, the vulnerability of embodiment, the generosity of love and the complexity of gendered desire. Interdisciplinary studies bring different kinds of interpretations to meet and enrich each other. Can the notion of goodness retain meaning in the face of real affliction, or is pain itself in conflict with meaning? Themes covered include: *philosophy's own failure to treat suffering seriously, with special reference to the Jewish tradition *Martin Buber's celebrated interpretations of scriptural suffering *suffering in Kristevan psychoanalysis, focusing on the Christian theology of the cross *the pain of childbirth in a home setting as a religiously significant choice *Gods primal suffering in the kabbalistic tradition *Incarnation as a gracious willingness to suffer.

Buy Suffering Religion by Robert Gibbs from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415266123
ISBN-10: 0415266122
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Suffering Religion by Robert Gibbs

Book Reviews - Suffering Religion by Robert Gibbs

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Suffering Religion book by Robert Gibbs and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Robert Gibbs

Reasoning After Revelation by Robert Gibbs
Paperback, December 2000
Why Ethics? by Robert Gibbs
Paperback, August 2000
Correlations in Rosenzweig and Levinas by Robert Gibbs
Paperback, November 1994