Clothed in Nothingness: Consolation for Suffering

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Fortress Press - Religion - 201 pages
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Clothed in Nothingness provides practical and theological considerations for pastoral care and insights from the Lutheran tradition for coping with suffering.
 

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Contents

Backgrounds and Orientations
1
Tradition and Lived Religion
4
Consolation in Christian Tradition and Lived Religion
6
The Lutheran Tradition
10
The Location of This Book in Practical and Pastoral Theology
13
The Purpose of This Book Elaborated
16
Our Path in This Book
18
Consolation in the Early Lutheran Tradition
21
Theology of the Cross
91
Consoling Beliefs
97
Consolation in Lived Religion Practices
99
It was kind of me and God going through that part
100
Scripture and Sacraments
102
Responses to Consolation
109
Social Factors in Consolation and Tribulation
113
A False Dichotomy
123

Justification and the Cross
22
Means and Practices of Consolation
35
In Conclusion
44
Significant Negative Events in Seven Lives
49
Introduction to This Empirical Study
50
A Variety of Significant Negative Events
53
In Summary
66
Consolation in Lived Religion Beliefs
73
Clothed in Nothingness
125
A Comparison with Wesleyan and Reformed Traditions
133
Clothed in Nothingness
141
Some Reflections on Atonement Theologies in Tradition and Lived Religion
151
Notes
157
Select Bibliography
193
Index
199
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