The Practice of Story: Suffering and the Possibilities of Redemption (Hardback)
  • The Practice of Story: Suffering and the Possibilities of Redemption (Hardback)
zoom

The Practice of Story: Suffering and the Possibilities of Redemption (Hardback)

(author)
£31.50
Hardback 248 Pages / Published: 01/08/2015
  • We can order this from the publisher

Usually dispatched within 10 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
The grammar of Christian redemption cannot live solely in the future tense. Despite confidence about the effects of Jesus' resurrection in the present, Christians are tempted to depict salvation as a future accomplishment, rather than a present reality. No doubt this failing is well founded, for most Christians know all too well that the power of the pastaparticularly past sufferingashapes the present. But as Mindy Makant argues in The Practice of Story: Suffering and the Possibilities of Redemption , such reserve may cede too much to suffering and grant too little to redemption. Makant admits the horrors of suffering: that suffering damages and destroys, that past suffering renders one unable to live in the present, and that profound suffering can make it altogether impossible to imagine a future. Yet in the very midst of this impossibility, Makant shows how suffering, even extreme and profound suffering, does not have the final word. God does. The story of suffering is not the defining narrative. Redemption wields ultimate power to shape human identity. God has given the church giftsaspecific ecclesial practicesanecessary to bear witness to the story of God's redemptive activity in the world. These practices constitute the practices of story. They re-order the lives of Christians and make future redemption present despite the destructive power of the past.

Publisher: Baylor University Press
ISBN: 9781481300704
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 215 x 139 x 23 mm

You may also be interested in...

Theology: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The Four Loves
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Reason for God
Added to basket
A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life
Added to basket
A Companion to Augustine
Added to basket
The Everlasting Man
Added to basket
A New History of Western Philosophy
Added to basket
The Penguin Dictionary of Saints
Added to basket
Early Christian Writings
Added to basket
Confessions of a Sinner
Added to basket
Love Wins
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Puzzle of Ethics
Added to basket
Tears and Saints
Added to basket
£17.50
Paperback
Apologia Pro Vita Sua
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.