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A Cry of Absence: Reflections for the Winter of the Heart

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The reflections in Martin Marty's classic, like those of the Psalmist who inspired them, grapple with the sense of divine remoteness and distance found in the "winter of the heart", a time, ironically, when one can have a fresh experience with God.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (first published 1983)
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Faraan
Mar 09, 2013 Faraan rated it really liked it
"Even the cry from the depths is an affirmation: Why cry if there is no hint or hope of hearing?"

This book, for me, is an outburst from the heart; it is a simple gaze rapidly upwards to Heaven; it is a cry of being grateful for affection amid the trials as amid the joys!
Bob
Oct 26, 2007 Bob rated it liked it
A book that deals honestly with wintry spirituality -- when nothing seems to be going well and we are down and depressed.
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Although insightful, this book is incredibly dry.
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Martin Emil Marty is an American Lutheran religious scholar who has written extensively on 19th century and 20th century American religion. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1956, and served as a Lutheran pastor from 1952 to 1962 in the suburbs of Chicago. From 1963 to 1998 he taught at the University of Chicago Divinity School, held an endowed chair, and now holds emeritus sta ...more
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