Author: Paul J Daponte
Publisher: Orbis Books
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This theological reflection on evil and suffering, violence and revenge, and identity and otherness attempts to answer an urgent question of our time: “”What are we to do now that they have done this to us? How should we respond to this injury, this evil?””
The first part, titled with the metonym of September 10, situates the question of God and suffering within a long tradition of philosophical and theological reflection. After telling the story of 9/11, the second part probes the relationship between violence and certain religious motivations. Part 3, with the title of 9/12, draws on the writings on reconciliation of Miroslav Volf and the writings of John Zizioulas on the Trinity describing a God of communion
a way in which Christians can live in hope, as God willed by creating us in Gods image.
Paul J. DaPonte is assistant professor of religious studies at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts.