Loneliness

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ONE OF THE 50 BEST SPIRITUAL BOOKS OF 2018—Spirituality and Practice

This timely book of practical theology sheds welcome light into a dark corner of the individual and collective psyche and is a valuable resource for anyone seeking to un­derstand the pervasive loneliness of our times.

Utilizing insights from anthropology, theology, psychology, and philosophy, Arbuckle explores the cultural causes of loneliness in both indi­viduals and societies. Topics include the found­ing mythology of the United States—with its emphasis on individualism to the detriment of the common good—and poverty as a catalyst for loneliness.

Each chapter concludes with a scriptural re­flection and discussion questions to guide pas­toral responses according to Gospel values.

Gerald A. Arbuckle, SM, is an award-winning author of many books, including The Francis Factor and the People of God (Orbis 2015). A noted scholar in both theology and anthropol­ogy, he is co-director of Refounding and Pastoral Development, a research ministry in Sydney, Australia.

 

Book Details

Title:
Loneliness
Subtitle:
Insights for Healing in a Fragmented World
Author:
Gerald Arbuckle
Includes:
Index
Pages:
264
Binding:
softcover

Loneliness Table of Contents (978-1-62698-289-5_toc.pdf, 240 Kb) [Download]

... not only describes the situation of loneliness in our context, but also provides scholarly, biblical, and theological resources to help readers address their own loneliness or support to others in doing so.
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