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by Kristine M. Rankka

eBook Women and the Value of Suffering: An Aw(e)ful Rowing Toward God (Zacchaeus Studies: Theology) download ISBN: 0814658660
Author: Kristine M. Rankka
Publisher: Michael Glazier; First Edition edition (December 1, 1998)
Language: English
Pages: 254
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Is there a value to suffering for women? Is Christianity a religion that condones the victimization of women? Can Christians faith, who are called to hope in the midst of despair, respond to experiences of suffering in all their ambiguity and complexity? How can people proclaim the good.

Is there a value to suffering for women? Is Christianity a religion that condones the victimization of women? Can Christians faith, who are called to hope in the midst of despair, respond to experiences of suffering in all their ambiguity and complexity? How can people proclaim the good news" in the midst of radical suffering? Women and the Value of Suffering explores these questio Is there a value to suffering for women? Is Christianity a religion that condones the victimization of women? Can Christians faith, who are called to hope in the midst of despair, respond to experiences of suff.

Women and the Value of Suffering contemplates whether women can find value in their suffering - individually . Kristine M. Rankka holds a bachelor of arts in religion in symbolic expression and a master of Library science from the University of Washington.

Women and the Value of Suffering contemplates whether women can find value in their suffering - individually and effectively - so that they are empowered to work for change while acknowledging their need for and openness to God's activating presence in transforming their suffering.

By Kristine M. Rankka. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1998 The great and beautiful achievement of this book is to offer serious considerations of huge questions but always to hold. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1998. This book is marvelous. The traditional questions about why a loving God permits suffering, how a powerful one ignores it, whether suffering is the work of evil, are all addressed alongside universally familiar ones. Chapter III is particularly strong in this, from Augustine and iranaeus to Process and Liberation ideas. There is critical assessment of the contribution by Feminist and Womanist theologians. The great and beautiful achievement of this book is to offer serious considerations of huge questions but always to hold on to the reality of pain.

Kristine Rankka has produced a masterpiece-an insightful analysis of modern feminist interpretations of 'radical' or 'tragic' suffering. Here is a mature work, comprehensive in its breadth, compelling in its argument, moving in its palpable sensitivity, poetic and graceful in its articulation. By invoking the category of the 'tragic, ' Rankka proposes a mystical-political spirituality to move reflection on suffering from the private, to the communal, interdependent realm

Suffering - Religious aspects - Christianity.

Suffering - Religious aspects - Christianity.

an aw(e)ful rowing toward God. by Kristine M. Published 1998 by Liturgical Press in Collegeville, Minn "A Michael Glazier book. Published 1998 by Liturgical Press in Collegeville, Minn. A Michael Glazier book. xvii, 254 p. ; Number of pages.

The angle the author takes is that of moral self-examination rather that conventional scholarly inquiry, and his aim is to think through and evaluate a fundamental claim of our culture, from Aeschylus to Solzhenitsyn, that suffering is the greatest spiritual teacher. Feeling in Others: Essays on Empathy and Suffering in Modern American Culture European Association for American Studies. Rankka and Monika K. Hellwig.

Kristine Rankka has produced a masterpiece-an insightful analysis of modern feminist interpretations of 'radical' or. .

Kristine Rankka has produced a masterpiece-an insightful analysis of modern feminist interpretations of 'radical' or 'tragic' suffering. How can people proclaim the good news" in the midst of radical suffering? Women and the Value of Suffering explores these questions and offers a critical summary of recent discussions of evil and suffering from a variety of women's theological and spiritual perspectives.

Surrounded by anti-suffering campaigns and an optimistic .

Surrounded by anti-suffering campaigns and an optimistic, "can do" culture, we try to eliminate whatever hurts us: an illness, a spouse, depression, duty, work. What we don't realize is that much of our suffering is the direct consequence of our own (often unacknowledged) beliefs and attitudes, states of mind that are carried over into our perceptions and actions. This is a book about the gifts - insight, compassion, and renewal - of life's unavoidable suffering and pain.

Is there a value to suffering for women? Is Christianity a religion that condones the victimization of women? Can Christians faith, who are called to hope in the midst of despair, respond to experiences of suffering in all their ambiguity and complexity? How can people proclaim the good news" in the midst of radical suffering? Women and the Value of Suffering explores these questions and offers a critical summary of recent discussions of evil and suffering from a variety of women's theological and spiritual perspectives. It incorporates the insights of feminist theory, cultural studies, biomedical research, psychology, theology, and spirituality. By exploring the complexity of suffering in our times, it reflects on how women of faith can come to terms with the enormity, diversity, and, at times, apparent senselessness of human suffering.

Chapter one introduces the search for meaning in suffering. Chapter two defines the experience of pain and suffering from current and historical perspectives. Chapter three surveys how women within a Christian context have spoken about suffering and how these expressions might be similar to or differ from the ways men theologize about suffering. Chapter four considers how an incorporation of a tragic Vision of reality might enhance theological considerations on evil and radical suffering of women. Chapter five focuses on the role of Christian spirituality in responding to the experiences of women's suffering. The conclusion provides a response to the question, is there a value to suffering for women, and incorporates the poem Rowing by Anne Sexton to convey that response.

Women and the Value of Suffering contemplates whether women can find value in their suffering - individually and effectively - so that they are empowered to work for change while acknowledging their need for and openness to God's activating presence in transforming their suffering. Woman and the Value of Suffering shows that through suffering and despite all expectations to the contrary, people can come to an encounter with One who knows our suffering with love, grace, and even joy.

Chapters are "Attempts to Define the Experience of Pain and Suffering," "Selected Women's Experiences and Theological Reflections on Suffering," "Tragic Vision and Suffering," and "Elements of a Proposed Spiritual Response to Suffering."

Kristine M. Rankka holds a bachelor of arts in religion in symbolic expression and a master of Library science from the University of Washington. She has also completed another graduate degree at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley.