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Reclaiming Theodicy

Reflections on Suffering, Compassion and Spiritual Transformation

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Reclaiming Theodicy by Michael Stoeber
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In Reclaiming Theodicy, Michael Stoeber explores various themes of theodicy - theology that defends God in the face of evil - by creatively developing a distinction between transformative and destructive suffering. Emphasising the importance of human compassion and illustrating various spiritual experiences of God that are healing, the book proposes a narrative of life within which one might understand suffering in relation to a personal God of ultimate power and love, and suggests basic principles toward developing a politics of compassion.

Author Biography

MICHAEL STOEBER is Associate Professor of Spirituality at Regis College, Toronto School of Theology, University of Toronto, Canada. His previous publications include Theo-Monistic Mysticism (Macmillan Press and University of Toronto Press, 1992) and Evil and the Mystics' God (Macmillan Press and St. Martin's Press, 1994).
Release date NZ
September 15th, 2005
Country of Publication
United States
2005 ed.
XII, 143 p.
Palgrave Macmillan
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