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Author Swenson, Kristin M.
Title Living through pain : Psalms and the search for wholeness / Kristin M. Swenson.
Imprint Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, [2005]

Author Swenson, Kristin M.
Subject Bible. Psalms -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Pain -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Suffering -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Alternate Title Bible. Psalms. English. 2005.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 273 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-269) and index.
Contents Problems with pain -- The hermeneutics of pain -- Pain and the Psalms, beyond the medicine cabinet -- On whose account, this pain and its relief? (Psalm 69) -- From justified pain to self-justification (Psalm 38) -- Finally darkness (Psalm 88) -- Shared treasure from a lonely journey (Psalm 22) -- Moving pain out of the center (Psalm 6) -- Meanwhile the world goes on (Psalm 102).
Summary In Living Through Pain Kristin M. Swenson charts the multifaceted personal and social problems caused by chronic pain and surveys professional efforts to mitigate and manage it. Because the experience of pain involves all aspects of a person-body, mind, spirit, and community-Swenson consults an ancient resource for wisdom, perspective, and insight. Her close reading of selected psalms from the Hebrew Bible demonstrates that the challenge of living through pain is timeless. Swenson shows how these ancient texts offer a vocabulary and grammar for understanding and expressing the contemporary exp.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1423729641 (electronic bk.)
9781423729648 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 62099438
Additional Format Print version: Swenson, Kristin M. Living through pain. Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2005 1932792155 (DLC) 2005012757 (OCoLC)60321809

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