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Overview Inspired by Alain de Botton's bestselling Consolations of Philosophy, this volume shows how theology can be of practical value to every believer. The great theologians in the history of the church have always found that theology affords genuine comfort in the face of life's difficulties. In The Consolations of Theology Brian Rosner and other practical theologians present a compelling blend of biography and theology that profoundly addresses the perennial human problems of anger, obsession, despair, anxiety, disappointment, and pain.
Publishers Description This volume is a primer on the ways theology can be of practical value both to fledgling Christians and to those who've been in the faith for so long that they've lost sight of the basics. According to Brian Rosner, the great theologians in the history of the church have always found that theology affords genuine comfort in the face of life's difficulties. In The Consolations of Theology Rosner and other practical theologians present a compelling blend of biography and theology that profoundly addresses the range of human suffering.
Contents and contributors:
Introduction: On Consolation Gwenfair Adams Lactantius on Anger Richard Gibson Augustine on Obsession Andrew Cameron Luther on Despair Mark Thompson Kierkegaard on Anxiety Peter Bolt Bonhoeffer on Disappointment Brian Rosner C. S. Lewis on Pain Robert Banks
Citations And Professional Reviews The Consolations of Theology by Brian Rosner has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Century - 07/28/2009 page 41
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.84" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.46" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2008
Publisher WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO.
ISBN 0802860400 ISBN13 9780802860408
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More About Brian Rosner
Brian Rosner is Principal of Ridley College, Melbourne, Australia.