A Pastoral Theology of Childlessness

A Pastoral Theology of Childlessness

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Publisher's Synopsis

The experiences of infertility and childlessness, while not worse than other griefs and disappointments people experience, are nevertheless distinctive in a number of important respects. Unlike other griefs, they often take place in private, with no body, no funeral, and no public acknowledgement of the loss. In her profound and wise theology of childnessness, Emma Nash takes her own story as a starting point, examining several distinctive features of this painful human experience. She asks what biblical and theological resources offer consolation, and what liberative action individuals and churches might take to make an appropriate response. Weaving trauma theology together with personal experience, Nash offers a profound and heartfelt theological reflection which breaks the barriers between pastoral resource and carefully constructed theology.

Book information

ISBN: 9780334060512
Publisher: Hymns Ancient & Modern
Imprint: SCM Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 261.83587
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: vii, 182
Weight: 320g
Height: 138mm
Width: 215mm
Spine width: 15mm