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Faith in Exile: Seeking Hope in Times of Doubt [Paperback]

By Joseph T. Kelley (Author)
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Pages   149
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.96" Width: 5.32" Height: 0.41"
Weight:   0.47 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2003
Publisher   Paulist Press
ISBN  0809140888  
EAN  9780809140886  

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A gentle but challenging companion for those who feet--for whatever reason--displaced from their church and exiled from their rightful relationship with God.

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The biblical promise of God to be with the exiled and outcast is a source of hope for the believer who is in a period of religious or spiritual uncertainty. A return to the spiritual life is considered in light of the many examples of return or redemption in stories from both the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures. Faith in Exile invites the reader to take time and make space for the spiritual life. Diligence, understood as loving care, is introduced as a basic paradigm for understanding spirituality. It is presented as a threefold virtue: loving care for oneself, for others and for the world. Each of these three is elaborated and related to the experience of religious or spiritual exile. Biblical and sacramental examples and allusions are used to show how the images and symbols of the Judaeo-Christian tradition can enrich our interior life. Finally, hope is explained as loving care for the future. Loving care for oneself, for others, and for the world open one up to, and commit one to, a better future. The theological themes of grace, of conversion, and of commitment are explored to elaborate the meaning and experience of hope for the spiritual pilgrim or religious exile.

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More About Joseph T. Kelley

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Kelley holds a ph.d. in psychology of religion from Boston University and a D.Min. in clinical psychology, and is vice president for mission effectiveness at Merrimack College, North Andover, Maryland.

Joseph T. Kelley was born in 1948.

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A timely readable book for the faithful and faithless  Oct 10, 2003
Joseph T. Kelly has written one of the most timely books around for people who have lost faith in their church or in themselves.

He develops the themes of exile, pilgrim, space, the sacred, and hope in truly unique ways, drawing on scholarship without a bludgeon, on spirituality without a gavel, on loving care without a handkerchief. Wow--very neat hat trick.

These themes are always timely, but these times require them. Not just because of the clergy scandals, but because of all the contemporary tremors that shift the ground beneath our feet.

Our age is marked by neither optimism nor pessimism, but by the gut churning terror that neither attitude is worth the bother. What Dr. Kelley offers here is a patch of solid earth, where the frightened soul can sit by a crystal stream, sip some cool pure water, and feel the wincing grimace of pessimism, the persistent smile of optimism.

Buy this book: you will be giving yourself a very special gift!


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