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Broken Yet Beloved: A Pastoral Theology of the Cross [Paperback]

By Sharon G. Thornton (Author)
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In this remarkable application of a theology of the cross to pastoral care, Sharon Thornton shows that while suffering may seem to be our birthright, not all suffering is inevitable. The wounds society collectively inflicts on people over time, both intentional and through indifference to one another, challenge us the most and have been addressed the least by pastoral theologians-injuries such as interracial animosity, gender discrimination, and class divide, as well as injuries resulting from wars and genocide. This book is about suffering, but it is also about hope, and one of the theological places for discovering authentic hope is the cross. The cross names suffering for what it is, and it can be a means for radically critiquing all attempts to camouflage, minimize, or distort the truth of its reality. Thornton proposes that Christian community and pastoral care must start with the lives of real people where they are hurting. Only when pastors take this suffering seriously and face what is really wrong can there be hope to make things better.

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In this remarkable application of a theology of the cross to pastoral care, Sharon Thornton shows that while suffering may seem to be our birthright, not all suffering is inevitable. The wounds society collectively inflicts on people over time, both intentional and through indifference to one another, challenge us the most and have been addressed the least by pastoral theologians -- injuries such as interracial animosity, gender discrimination, and class divide, as well as injuries resulting from wars and genocide.This book is about suffering, but it is also about hope, and one of the theological places for discovering authentic hope is the cross. The cross names suffering for what it is, and it can be a means for radically critiquing all attempts to camouflage, minimize, or distort the truth of its reality. Thornton proposes that Christian community and pastoral care must start with the lives of real people where they are hurting. Only when pastors take this suffering seriously and face what is really wrong can there be hope to make things better.

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Broken Yet Beloved: A Pastoral Theology of the Cross by Sharon G. Thornton has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Publishers Weekly - 02/18/2002


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Item Specifications...


Studio: Chalice Press
Pages   214
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.98" Width: 6.34" Height: 0.67"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2002
Publisher   Chalice Press
ISBN  0827202326  
ISBN13  9780827202320  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! "Dr. Sharon Thornton is ordained in the United Church of Christ. She served as the pastor of a Japanese American church, Christ Church of Chicago, UCC. She has also provided pastoral leadership for Sycamore Congregational Church, UCC, a Japanese American church in Northern California, and Stanford Memorial Church in Palo Alto, California. Sharon currently serves as Professor of Pastoral Theology

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