With Joyful Acceptance, Maybe
Developing a Contemporary Theology of Suffering in Conversation with Five Christian Thinkers: Gregory the Great, Julian of Norwich, Jeremy Taylor, C. S. Lewis, and Ivone Gebara
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"What does human suffering mean in light of theological claims about God's sovereignty and goodness? How ought humans to respond to suffering? Surveying the perspectives put forth by five different voices spanning fifteen centuries, James offers an astute comparison of their theological implications and a compelling model for blending those voices in a way that embraces both the depths of human grief and the trustworthiness of a God who loves, suffers with, and redeems us."
--Jessica Bratt, Chaplain, Children's Hospital of Boston
"In this superb work, Molly Field James takes on a mighty task in bringing together diverse theological reflections, representing a wide spectrum of perspectives and historical seasons, in consideration of human suffering. She not only attends faithfully to the thinking of the theologians considered, but she brings them into conversation with each other. Her theological reflections are seasoned with her own experience as a pediatric cancer patient and her pastoral ministry as a priest of the Episcopal Church. Her work is accessible to people of any theological background."
--Chilton Knudsen, Bishop of Maine