Two Christian spiritualities in suffering: Biblical lament and Weil's consent

Pembroke, Neil (2010) Two Christian spiritualities in suffering: Biblical lament and Weil's consent. Studies in Spirituality, 20 1-16. doi:10.2143/SIS.20.0.2061142

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Author Pembroke, Neil
Title Two Christian spiritualities in suffering: Biblical lament and Weil's consent
Journal name Studies in Spirituality
ISSN 0926-6453
1783-1814
1572-6649
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2143/SIS.20.0.2061142
Volume 20
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Editor Kees Waaijman
Hein Blommestijn
Frans Maas
Place of publication Leuven, Belgium
Publisher Peeters Publishers
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Two spiritualities in suffering – biblical lament and Weil’s consent to affliction – are compared and contrasted. A critical analysis of the two spiritualities leads to two main conclusions. First, those who embrace the dialogical spirituality of the Bible will probably not feel fully at home with Weil’s approach, imbued as it is with strong Stoic overtones and a view of God as silence. A relational spirituality is grounded in the conviction that what one prays actually impacts on God. The hope is that God will hear the lament and graciously respond. Secondly, Weil’s spirituality will have strong appeal for those who cannot embrace relational theism, but who nevertheless seek to maintain a loving orientation to God in the vicissitudes of life.
Keyword Action suffering (religion)
Bible Weil, Simone
Pain management
Christian Philosophy Catholic Church
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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