Time for Hope: Practices For Living In Today's World by Flora A. KeshgegianTime for Hope: Practices For Living In Today's World by Flora A. Keshgegian

Time for Hope: Practices For Living In Today's World

byFlora A. Keshgegian

Paperback | May 15, 2008

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Time for Hope re-imagines hope in today's world.¿ It begins with the premise that there is a crisis of hope, especially in the West.¿ Global conflicts, ecological threats, economic distress, and political disillusion are eroding optimism about the future. Often the religious response to historical despair is to turn away from hope in history and to focus on a better afterlife or to forego ethical action in a search for pleasure and beauty. This book seeks instead to change thinking about hope in history by exploring the narratives of time that shape and determine how human beings understand their lives. ¿The goal of the book is to offer a remedy for the crisis of hope.¿ It not only proposes alternative narratives of time, but also presents specific practices and habits that will lead to thinking and living differently. The book outlines a theology of hope appropriate for the historical, social and theological challenges of life today. It tells a life-giving story.¿
She teaches feminist theology at Brown University, providence, Rhode Island.
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Title:Time for Hope: Practices For Living In Today's WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:May 15, 2008Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826429866

ISBN - 13:9780826429865

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Divine Comedy: Christian Narratives of Hope and History
2. Outside the Lines: Contemporary Threats and Challenges
3. Are We There Yet?: Rethinking the Journey
4. Black Holes and Fractured Fairy Tales: Trauma and Tragedy in History
5. Here and Now: Moments in the Hallowing of Time
6. The Habitation of Time: Contours of Hope
7. Practices of Habitation: Hope for Life
8. Epilogue: Time's Tale

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'As eloquent as it is erudite, Keshgegian has written an exhilarating meditation on hope, wonder and justice in our complex and fragile world. Weaving together personal narrative and theological reflection, she invites all of us, lay people, students, activists, and scholars to cultivate new stories and new habits of living, ones that allow us, and all of life, to flourish.' - Sharon D. Welch, Chair and Professor of Religious Studies, University of Missouri, Columbia, and author of Sweet Dreams in America and After Empire