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Redemptive Suffering: Understanding Suffering, Living With It, Growing Through It. [Paperback]

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Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.58" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.45"
Weight:   0.34 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2000
Publisher   Crossroad Classic
ISBN  082451680X  
EAN  9780824516802  

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This compelling book addresses important questions on the meaning of suffering: Why must we suffer? Does suffering have a purpose? How can we grow through our suffering to find peace, and give peace to others? O'Malley suggests that while reflection and introspection cannot in themselves give meaning to suffering, suffering that is beyond our control can be transformed through action.

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More About William J. O'Malley

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! William J. O'Malley, S.J., is a professor of religion at Seattle University. He has published many award winning books on spirituality and Christian living, including "Holiness, Help My Unbelief, "and" The Week that Opened Forever: The Passion of Christ in a Different Voice."

William J. O'Malley currently resides in New York, in the state of New York.

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Deeply flawed Catholic theology  Nov 5, 2007
Sorry to be the one negative review here, my dear readers. This is not good Catholic theology. A key point: Fr. O'Malley says that the atoning death of Jesus Christ is not for God, but for man. In other words, the Heavenly Father did not need justice to be wrought on the cross, only mercy. This is not a new idea, and has existed in liberal "theology" for many decades as some people are embarrassed by the cross as an expression of perfect mercy and perfect justice. From this one very wrong premise (that the cross-work of Christ is only an act of mercy and not an act of justice) comes the woefully incomplete conclusions about redemptive suffering. The gist of Fr. O'Malley's "redemptive suffering" is that the one who suffers elicits compassion from those observing and helping the sufferer (compassion is also developed in the sufferer). As the helpers/observers become more compassionate, they may be open to the grace of God and be saved. All well and good, but this does not go a stone's throw far enough in tackling the beauty of redemptive suffering as exposited by Pope John Paul II's 1984 Apostolic letter, Salvifici Doloris, based on Colossians 1:24, in which God condescends to allow fallen humanity to not only take up one's cross but also to be crucified with Christ for the sake of others. This is utterly missing in Fr. O'Malley's treatise. Why? I suspect because he does not talk about the justice component of the cross, its saving grace by being a perfect act of justice in which a loving God allows humanity to participate. Pope John Paul II's explanation is soaring and beautiful. Fr. O'Malley's, because he relies on the false premise addressed above, leaves out so much and ultimately distorts.
Understanding Redemptive Suffering  Oct 28, 2000
Few book titles, have dared offer such great claims, Understanding many thousands of books have tried and fallen short. Living With It, beyond our comprehension, but through which we painfully stumble. Growing Through It, rising to maturity through pain. and most daringly, to declare we can be redeemed, through hideous experiences we cannot understand What a courageous title! Father O'Malley is not afraid to tackle the big question. The nightmare of human exisstence. He answers, "Suffering can be redemptive." If God, the creator, is also the god of love, why are our daily rounds so filled with anxiety, terror, physical and mental pain? "What Jesus came to offer was redemption, not from "the sin of Adam" but from our unwillingness to respond to God's purpose in creating us, to the challenges of grace: to broader and more profound and nobler depths of living and loving." pg. 125 To young clergy-to-be few books can be more boring than lengthy theological tomes. O'Malley again and again rescues attention with lines such as these. "Optimism bets 'the sun'll come out tomorrow, betchyer bottom dollar.' Hope denies Peggy Lee's plaintive, " Is that all there is? Let's break out the booze and have a ball, if that's all...there is.' There must be something more." pg. 127 A deep, but readable, foray into the great questions and answers of human existence.
A profound discourse on the meaning of human suffering  Nov 4, 1998
O'Malley presents an incredibly clear, straight up presentation of the basic tenets of the Christian faith and how it relates to suffering. He does not shy away from addressing some of the more difficult issues in Christianity such as the teachings on "original sin". This book was an incredibly easy read considering the nature of the subject. As a physician I am often faced with what often seems the unfairness of life. This book will allow me to better serve my patients and provide them with a better sense of the "big picture" of life.

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