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978-0-8070-6796-3 / 9780807067963

Proverbs of Ashes: Violence, Redemptive Suffering, and the Search for What Saves Us

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Publisher:Beacon Press

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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An extraordinary personal and theological examination of what's wrong with the crucifixion

In an emotionally gripping and intellectually rich combination of memoir and theology, Rita Brock and Rebecca Parker show how emphasizing Christ's obedience to God and sacrifice on the cross sanctions violence, exacerbates its effects, blesses silence about the abuse of human beings, and hinders the process of recoverygiving the fullest and most powerful critique to date of the theology of atonement.

"Poignant and provocative. . . . Brock and Parker have written a book of both sorrow and hope, and a blueprint for deeper thinking about the things that matter most. . . . I will be reflecting on Proverbs of Ashes for many months to come." Rosemary Bray McNatt, UU World

"This book will anger some Christians and make others feel vindicated. . . . Parker and Brock unveil their own deep pain and suffering to build the book's backbone. They blend self disclosure with serious theology to underscore their outlook." Cecil S. Holmes, Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Provocative. . . . The authors weave theological reflections with deeply moving personal accounts of abuse and trauma, including their own experiences." The Other Side

"[Readers] cannot help but be swayed by the book's searing passion and profoundly literary style (a remarkable achievement in a coauthored work). Brock and Parker have thrown down a gauntlet that cannot be ignored." Publishers Weekly

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