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Living through pain [electronic resource] : Psalms and the search for wholeness / Kristin M. Swenson.

By: Swenson, Kristin M.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, c2005Description: 1 online resource (xi, 273 p.).ISBN: 1423729641 (electronic bk.); 9781423729648 (electronic bk.); 1433709236; 9781433709234.Subject(s): Bible. Psalms -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Pain -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Suffering -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | RELIGION -- Christian Life -- Death, Grief, Bereavement | Psalmen (bijbelboek) | Pijn | Lijden | GeloofslevenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Living through pain.DDC classification: 248.8/6 Other classification: 11.41 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-269) and index.

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).

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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.

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