The Resource God in the dark : suffering and desire in the spiritual life, Susan R. Pitchford ; forword by Alan Jones, (electronic resource)

God in the dark : suffering and desire in the spiritual life, Susan R. Pitchford ; forword by Alan Jones, (electronic resource)

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God in the dark : suffering and desire in the spiritual life
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God in the dark
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suffering and desire in the spiritual life
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Susan R. Pitchford ; forword by Alan Jones
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eng
Summary
Contemporary Christianity is afflicted with two problems: First, spiritual life is often bland and lukewarm. Distracted and fragmented by daily lives, and malnourished on conventional piety, Christians feel out of touch with the God described in the Bible as a 'consuming fire.' Second, Christians don't know how to make sense of suffering, especially the pain of spiritual darkness and aridity. The answer to both of these problems is passion. In God in the Dark, Susan Pitchford explores the two faces of passion: desire, the mutual attraction between the soul and God; and suffering, especially people's confusion and grief when they find themselves in dark places. Times of darkness are often misinterpreted, being assumed to imply failure and God's abandonment. Pitchford suggests that darkness is not a place of abandonment but a place of intimacy and a special call to a deeper relationship with the God who desires His Children. Once this is understood, the dark will not be feared, and when the night closes in, it can be experienced as an embrace
Summary
Discusses how passion is the key to reviving spirituality and understanding what is really in the dark
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396081
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Midwest
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Pitchford, Susan
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248.4
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Spiritual life
  • Desire for God
  • Suffering
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adult
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suffering and desire in the spiritual life
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God in the dark : suffering and desire in the spiritual life, Susan R. Pitchford ; forword by Alan Jones, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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MWT11534450
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780814639429
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11534450
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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God in the dark : suffering and desire in the spiritual life, Susan R. Pitchford ; forword by Alan Jones, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11534450
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780814639429
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11534450
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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