Religion at Ground Zero: Theological Responses to Times of Crisis Christopher Craig Brittain

ISBN: 9781441177957

Published: July 14th 2011

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240 pages


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Religion at Ground Zero: Theological Responses to Times of Crisis  by  Christopher Craig Brittain

Religion at Ground Zero: Theological Responses to Times of Crisis by Christopher Craig Brittain
July 14th 2011 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 240 pages | ISBN: 9781441177957 | 4.77 Mb

The world will never be the same! How many times have human beings uttered this cry after a tragic event? This book analyzes how such emotive reactions impact on the way religion is understood, exploring theological responses to human tragedy andMoreThe world will never be the same! How many times have human beings uttered this cry after a tragic event? This book analyzes how such emotive reactions impact on the way religion is understood, exploring theological responses to human tragedy and cultural shock by focusing on reactions to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and 7/7, the two World Wars and the Holocaust, the 2004 South-East Asian tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

It discusses themes such as the theodicy question, the function of religious discourse in the face of tragedy, and the relationship between religion and politics. The book explores the tension between religions capacity to both cause and enhance the suffering and destruction surrounding historical tragedies, but also its potential to serve as a powerful resource for responding to such disasters. Analyzing this dialectic, it engages with the work of Slavoj i ek, Karl Barth, Theodor Adorno, Emil Fackenheim and Rowan Williams, examining the role of belief, difficulties of overcoming the influence of ideology, and the significance of trust and humility.



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