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Author Huntington, Patricia
Title Loneliness and Lament : A Journey to Receptivity
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2009
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Note Cover -- Contents -- Prelude: A Wayfarer's Song -- Part 1 Life Is Song: The Quest for Music and Meaning -- 1. Fitful Dreams -- 2. Life and the Fight for Word -- 3. Primitive Aloneness: Our True Home -- 4. Receptivity and the Quest for Meaning-Filled Living -- 5. Loneliness and Deliverance -- Part 2 Lamentation and Woe: The Quest for the Mother -- 6. Shadows of Sorrow-Filled Lamentation -- 7. Ode to the Cup of Bitterness -- 8. Pain and Bearing -- 9. Lamentation and Sorrow -- 10. Tears for Want of Comforting Protection -- 11. Loneliness Whom I Must Befriend -- 12. Where Joy and Sorrow Meet -- Part 3 Intimacy and Bearing: The Quest for the Father -- 13. Life's Masculine Character -- 14. For What Are We Set Up? -- 15. Soft Words for Mother -- 16. For What Divine Operation Are We Set Up? -- 17. Journey to the Land Where Heart Grows -- 18. Pain and Intimacy: The Pause in Bearing -- 19. One Step . . . along the Way -- 20. A Resonant Chorus -- Commentary on Sources -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Patricia Joy Huntington reflects that loneliness does not only consist of the heartfelt absences of a friend, partner, spouse, or child, but rather stems from a radical breach in one's life journey. In this conceptually rigorous and warmly poetic book, Huntington develops a unique philosophy of receptivity and an original portrait of redemptive suffering. By fully exploring notions of pain, she also examines how the relation between the heart's musical attunement and meaning-filled life passages can lead one to a more spiritual philosophy and a more independent life. Huntington reveals the maternal face of God and encourages the feminine divine in her poignant narrative of overcoming. This deeply philosophical meditation offers a nuanced view of religious experience, providence, and transcendence
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Huntington, Patricia Loneliness and Lament : A Journey to Receptivity Bloomington : Indiana University Press,c2009 9780253352989
Subject Life.;Loneliness.;Women -- Psychology
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