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The Consolations of Theology - Brian S. Rosner

The Consolations of Theology

By: Brian S. Rosner (Editor)

Paperback Published: 29th April 2008
ISBN: 9780802860408
Number Of Pages: 168

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This volume is a primer on the ways theology can be of practical value both to fledgling Christians and to those who've been in the faith for so long that they've lost sight of the basics. According to Brian Rosner, the great theologians in the history of the church have always found that theology affords genuine comfort in the face of life's difficulties. In The Consolations of Theology Rosner and other practical theologians present a compelling blend of biography and theology that profoundly addresses the range of human suffering.

Contents and contributors:

Introduction: On Consolation
Gwenfair Adams
Lactantius on Anger
Richard Gibson Augustine on Obsession
Andrew Cameron Luther on Despair
Mark Thompson Kierkegaard on Anxiety
Peter Bolt Bonhoeffer on Disappointment
Brian Rosner C. S. Lewis on Pain
Robert Banks

Gerald Bray Beeson Divinity School "This remarkable book shows us how the best Christian theology has always informed the mind and comforted the soul at the same time. It is an outstanding achievement and will help us all to appreciate more deeply the salutary effect that theological study can and should have on our lives." Peter F. Jensen Archbishop of Sydney "Refreshing and helpful, "The Consolations of Theology"recovers great theological insights from the past to help sustain us in the present." John W. De Gruchy University of Cape Town "Imaginatively conceived and thoughtfully executed, this book will surely attract a wide and grateful readership. Collectively the essays demonstrate that theology at its best, whether ancient or modern, speaks to the human condition because it is born of personal struggle deep within the soul." "Reviews in Religion & Theology" A concise book which demonstrates how Christian theology can be of great importance to Christians who are experiencing various forms of suffering. . . . Contains great wisdom and insight. "Religious Studies Review" The volume is more than a pastoral tool, but a series of thick explorations of what it means to think through human experience theologically. . . . Suitable for both popular reading and for pastoral theology courses. "Reformed Theological Review" The collection is a joy and a delight. . . . Highly recommended. "Word & World" Brian S. Rosner . . . has presented an accessible and heartfelt piece. . . . This book is well worth its price. "Covenant Quarterly" As the prayer book says, this collection is one that we should read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest. It is a book of much worth. "Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology" An excellent discussion of a neglected but most relevant subject. "

Prologue: On Consolation
Lactantius on Angerp. 1
Augustine on Obsessionp. 27
Luther on Despairp. 51
Kierkegaard on Anxietyp. 75
Bonhoeffer on Disappointmentp. 107
C. S. Lewis on Painp. 131
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ISBN: 9780802860408
ISBN-10: 0802860400
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 29th April 2008
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25