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The Wounding and Healing of Desire

Westminster John Knox Press / 2005 / Paperback

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In refreshingly unconventional prose, rising feminist theologian Wendy Farley has written a theological account of the human condition that delves into the deepest dimensions of the soul. Considering human life from the perspective of the wounding and healing of desire, with desire being that within us which longs for connection, home, and beauty, Farley presents a passionate, moving account of the human condition that draws strongly upon the Christian meditative and mystical spiritual traditions. Using the medieval mystic Mechtchild of Magdeburg as her guide, Farley shifts the traditional images of sin and redemption into images of healing and power. The result is a theological memoir that reaches into the human depths and draws forth a response of the soul---in courage, compassion, and delight.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 066422976X
ISBN-13: 9780664229764
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Using refreshingly unconventional prose, rising theologian Wendy Farley has written a theological account of the human condition that delves into the deepest dimensions of the soul. Considering human life from the perspective of the wounding and healing of desire, with desire being that within us which longs for connection, home, and beauty, Farley presents a passionate, moving account of the human condition that draws strongly upon the Christian meditative and mystical spiritual traditions. In doing so, Farley shifts the traditional images of sin and redemption into images of healing and power. The result is a theological memoir that reaches into the human depths and draws forth a response of the soul--in courage, compassion, and delight.

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Wendy Farley is Professor of Religion and Ethics in the Department of Religion at Emory University. She is the author of Tragic Vision and Divine Compassion: A Contemporary Theodicy.

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