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Bibil Identifier bibil:229799
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) "Godhead Here in Hiding"
Title (English, ) Incarnation and the History of Human Suffering
Title (English, Abbreviation) Godhead Here
Editor Merrigan, Terrence
Editor Glorieux, Frederik
Series Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium (Volume: 234)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 87922
Place 272.2
Publishing house Uitgeverij Peeters
Place Leuven – Paris – Walpole, MA
ISBN 978-90-429-2291-4
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xii Pages
501 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract The central tenet of Christian faith, namely, that God, through the incarnation, has immersed Godself in human history and undergone its terrors, does not dispel the mystery of the world’s pain and may indeed make the mystery that much more profound. This volume examines both the implications of the doctrine of incarnation for the understanding of human suffering and the attempts to provide a theologically responsible account of this article of faith. It combines biblical and systematic-theological reflection with a thoroughgoing survey of the panorama of responses to human suffering developed during the course of Christian history, ranging from the early Christian martyrs, across the medieval mystical tradition and the Reformation, and into modernity. Moreover, it examines late- and postmodern attempts to come to terms with human suffering, by means of either retrievals, or thoroughgoing revisions, of traditional theological conceptuality, and considers non-Christian attempts to address the perennial problem of human pain and death.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Suffering
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Incarnation
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Poor
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