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A Cry of Absence

Reflections for the Winter of the Heart

by Martin E. Marty

Imprint: Wipf and Stock

188 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 x 0.38 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781608991471
  • Published: November 2009

$24.00 / £18.00 / AU$33.00

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Beginning with the Psalms and adding the distilled wisdom of years of study and writing, Martin Marty offers a meditation marked by insight, strength, and a sure, sober faith. Throughout A Cry of Absence, he pursues the metaphor of the "winter of the heart." Marty bases his concept of the wintry way to God on a passage from the theologian Karl Rahner, describing a "wintry sort of spirituality." It refers to movement toward faith that grapples with pain, uncertainty, evil, loss, and the mystery of death to discover "hope on the winter-fallow landscape."
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