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Overview Daniel Simundson shows how the Bible can speak to the universal human experience of suffering. He examines various biblical responses to suffering and explains what the New Testament can add to the thought of such classic works as the books of Job, Ecclesiastes, and the prophets. This book, written for the general reader, is full of wisdom also for caregivers, including clergy, counselors, and laypersons. Contents: 1.The Basic Biblical View of Suffering 2.The Power of Negative Thinking 3.Suffering for Others 4.God, Job, and the Counselors 5.Is There Any Hope? 6.What Is New in the New Testament? 7.Comfort and Hope
Publishers Description Daniel Simundson shows how the Bible can speak to the universal human experience of suffering. He examines various biblical responses to suffering and explains what the New Testament can add to the thought of such classic works as the books of Job, Ecclesiastes, and the prophets. This book, written for the general reader, is also full of wisdom for caregivers, including clergy, counselors, and laypersons. Contents: 1. The Basic Biblical View of Suffering 2. The Power of Negative Thinking 3. Suffering for Others 4. God, Job, and the Counselors 5. Is There Any Hope? 6. What Is New in the New Testament? 7. Comfort and Hope "Professor Simundson suggests fresh ways for the resources of the Bible and demands of human life to meet each other. Faith Under Fire will be useful to Christians who in times of crisis wonder why and in times of well-being want to reflect on the meaning of life and faith." -- Walter Brueggemann "This readable and wide-ranging introduction to an important subject will be of great value to Christian laypeople, students, and clergy who are interested in one of the deep mysteries of faith." -- David M. Gunn This book was originally published by Augsburg in 1980. Daniel J. Simundson is Professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He received his B.D. degree from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and his Ph.D. degree from Harvard University, where he was also a teaching fellow. Throughout his career, Simundson has maintained what he considers the equally important roles of pastor and scholar. Among his other books are "The Message of Job" and "Where Is God in My Suffering?"
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Studio: Academic Renewal Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.61" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.49 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2001
Publisher Academic Renewal Press
ISBN 0788099019 ISBN13 9780788099014
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More About Daniel J. Simundson
Recently retired from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Mn after thirty-one years as a professor of Old Testament. He also served as the academic dean at Luther. His publications include, Faith under Fire, The Message of Job, and the commentary on Micah in the New Interpreters' Bible.
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The most helpful book on suffering I've ever read Oct 12, 2000
I first read "Faith Under Fire" in my seminary Old Testament class in 1983. I have used it many times since in my practice of Christian ministry. Simundson's analysis of the biblical "laments" (complaints and pleas for help, usually found in the Psalms), and other texts pertaining to suffering (Job and Ecclesiastes, among others) is the most helpful treatment of these passages I've found anywhere. He puts forth the view that these passages are extremely helpful in giving the faithful person permission to express negative emotions, which is a necessary first step in the process of healing. So often, in our churches and our culture, expressions of pain are suppressed and discouraged by well-meaning friends and clergy. Instead, suffering people should be encouraged to fully grieve their losses and vent their anger, and these scriptures can help them to do that. Rather than edit these negative passages out of our worship liturgies, the church should include them as a witness to the fact that God accepts the complaints of his people, and is with us in our suffering. I enthusiastically recommend this book to all who are struggling with life's sorrows, and those who minister to them.