Mittwoch, 22. September 2010

A House for Hope

"Hope rises. It rises from the heart of life, here and now, beating with joy and sorrow. Hope longs. It longs for good to be affirmed, for justice and love to prevail, for suffering to be alleviated, and for life to flourish in peace. ... To thrive, hope requires a home, a sustaining structure of community, meaning, and ritual. Only with such habitation can hope manifest the spiritual stamina it needs to confront evil, endure through trouble, and hold fast to that which is good."
Theology is about these structures of meaning that shelter and shape our way of living. It is about what grounds us, what expands us, what shelters us and what gives us hope.
John Buehrens and Rebecca Parker. 2010. A House for Hope - The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-first Century. Beacon Press, Boston, xii-xxiii.

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