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John Swinton holds the chair in practical theology and pastoral care and is director of the centre for Spirituality, Health and Disability at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. His other books include Spirituality and Mental Health Care, Resurrecting the Person, and From Bedlam to Shalom.
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2006
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Resurrecting the Person: Friendship and the Care of People with Mental Health ProblemsJohn SwintonAbingdon Press / 2000 / Trade Paperback$22.49 Retail:
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How Long, O Lord? Reflections on Suffering and Evil, Second EditionD.A. CarsonBaker Academic / 2006 / Trade Paperback$17.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Reckoning with Aggression: Theology, Violence, & VitalityKathleen GreiderWestminster John Knox Press / 1997 / Trade Paperback$27.00 Retail:
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In "Raging with Compassion" Swinton argues for a practical theodicy, one embodied in the life and practices of the Christian community. This practicality does not seek to provide an explanation for the existence of evil, but rather presents ways in which evil and suffering can be resisted and transformed. This, he insists, will enable Christians to live faithfully with unanswered questions as they await God's redemption of the whole creation.
Swinton explores essential practices of redemption -- lament, forgiveness, thoughtfulness, hospitality, and friendship -- drawing out their practical implications for the faithful resistance of evil. Enhanced by case studies from current events and by Swinton's own experience as a pastor and mental health nurse, this book seeks to inspire fresh questions about the Christian traditions, as well as new responses and modes of practice to our broken, fallen world.