The Consolations of Theology

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Brian S. Rosner
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Apr 29, 2008 - Religion - 160 pages
Inspired by Alain de Botton's bestselling Consolations of Philosophy, this volume shows how theology can be of practical value to every believer. The great theologians in the history of the church have always found that theology affords genuine comfort in the face of life's difficulties. InThe Consolations of Theology Brian Rosner and other practical theologians present a compelling blend of biography and theology that profoundly addresses the perennial human problems of anger, obsession, despair, anxiety, disappointment, and pain.

Gwenfair Walters Adams
Robert Banks
Peter Bolt
Andrew Cameron
Richard Gibson
Brian Rosner
Mark Thompson


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AUGUSTINE on Obsession 27
LUTHER on Despair 51
KIERKEGAARD on Anxiety 75
BONHOEFFER on Disappointment 107
S LEWIS on Pain 131
contributors 159

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About the author (2008)

Brian Rosner teaches New Testament and Ethics at Moore Theological College in Newtown, NSW, Australia.

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