Lamentations and the Tears of the World

ISBN-10: 1570753997

ISBN-13: 9781570753992

Edition: 2002

Authors: Kathleen O'Connor

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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 2/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

Commentary: Who Will Comfort You?
Poetry of Loss: A Defense
A Book of Comfort
A Work of Art
Occupation and Exile
Narrative Wreckage
The Marriage of Form and Content
Mixture of Literary Genres
Acrostic and Alphabetic Puzzles
Pain and Loss in Alphabetic Order
Relationships among Chapters
Multiple Testimonies
The City as Woman
The Missing Voice
Places in the Canon and Titles
Musical Appropriations
There Is No One to Comfort You: Lamentations 1
The Narrator's View of Zion's Fall
Daughter Zion Pleads for God to See
A Topography of Pain
Your Suffering Is Vast as the Sea: Lamentations 2
Structure of the Poem
The Narrator as Participant in Zion's Reality
The Narrator's Conversion
The Narrator Pleads for Action
Mercies New Every Day: Lamentations 3
Changes in Poetic Structures
The First Complaint
Divine Mercies
The Strongman's Second Complaint
Inexplicable Hope
Beaten Down: Lamentations 4
Mercy Destroyed
The Community Remembers
Plea from an Occupied Land: Lamentations 5
A Shorter, Less Structured Poem
Pain without Compromise
Peril All Around
Unsettled Longing
Reflections: A Theology of Witness
The Power of the Missing Voice
Many Views of Tragedy
Inspired Restraint
Denying Pain
The Family as School of Denial
Global Society and Hopelessness
Social Mechanisms of Denial
Denying Pain
Lamentations Denies Denial
Who Will Comfort You? A Theology of Witness
She Has No One to Comfort Her
The Narrator Sees
You Have to Come Close
Mirroring Pain
Poetry as Salvation
A Theology of Witness
Despair Work
The Abusing God
God's Character
The Dilemma
Lamentations' Portrait of God
Toward Another View
Enter the Conversation
Stammering toward the Unsayable
Prayer for the Wounded World
The Lament Form
Prayer as Truthfulness
Lamentations as Impassioned Hope
Lamentations as a Work of Justice
Prayers for the World
Lamentations and Liturgical Prayer
Daring Prayer
Epilogue: The Comforting God
A Spirituality of Wholeness
A Summons to Companionship
Theological Betweenness
A Biblical Response
Zion's Long Struggle
God Is Her Witness
Zion and the Suffering Servant
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