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What Good is God?: Crises, faith, and resilience

What Good is God?: Crises, faith, and resilience

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In a world where natural disasters are increasingly impacting our lives, this insightful book brings together a variety of voices to discuss how we can respond practically and faithfully to such tragedies.

Consciously making room for the perspectives of survivors, responders, and academics, it provides a multi-layered and compassionate examination of a difficult and often underexplored subject. As we try to make sense of a seemingly chaotic world that features earthquakes, tsunamis, and pandemics, readers will find this unique conversation a truly ispiring resource for thought, prayer, and action.

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ISBN-13: 9780857219657
Publisher: Lion Hudson
Publication date: 11/20/2020
Edition description: New edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Roger Abbott

Roger Abbott is Senior Research Associate in ‘Natural’ Disasters for The Faraday Institute, Cambridge. Following many years in pastoral work, where his first introductions to responding to disasters were learned, he went on to gain his Ph.D. in a practical theology of major incident response in the U.K., before expanding his research experience more globally with The Faraday Institute. His publications include Sit on Our Hands, or Stand on Our Feet? (2013), Hello? Is Anyone There?, and Narratives of Faith from the Haiti Earthquake (2019). He has published in journals such as Religions and Practical Theology. He has also been a volunteer chaplain responder to major disasters in the U.K. and abroad. He is the author of What Good is God by Monarch.

Robert White FRS

Professor Robert (Bob) White is Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Earth Sciences at Cambridge and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1994. He is Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. He is the author of Who is to Blame and What Good is God? by Monarch.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction 10

Chapter 1 Disasters: Natural or Unnatural? Robert White 19

Chapter 2 Disasters, Injustice, and the Goodness of Creation Jonathan Moo 36

Chapter 3 "What Good is God?" Disasters, Faith, and Resilience Roger Abbott 55

Chapter 4 Physician Heal Thyself: His Grace is Sufficient Linda Mobula 73

Chapter 5 Disasters, Blame, and Forgiveness (with Special Reference to the "Lockerbie Disaster") John Mosey 90

Chapter 6 Haitian Womanhood, Faith, and Earthquakes Marie Lucie 109

Chapter 7 Disaster: What Survivors Think, and How Best to Help Luc Honorat 124

Chapter 8 How One Church Survived Hurricane Katrina (and What They Learned, with the Help of God) Ken Taylor 138

Chapter 9 Climate Change: A Disaster in Progress Hugh Rollinson 154

Chapter 10 COVID-19 Pandemic: A Christian Perspective Robert White Roger Abbott 171

Afterword Roger Abbott Robert White 185

Author Profiles 199

Picture Acknowledgments 203

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