Finding lost words : the church's right to lament / edited by G. Geoffrey Harper & Kit Barker ; foreword by David G. Firth.Series: Australian College of Theology monograph seriesPublisher: Eugene, Oregon : Wipf & Stock, Copyright date: ©2017Description: xxii, 287 pages : illustrations ; 23 cmISBN:
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Includes bibliographical references.
Introduction : "Weeping may endure for a night" : the need to find lost words / G. Geoffrey Harper ; Kit Barker -- Part I : The history of lament -- Lament psalms in the church : a history of recent neglect / Rachel Ciano -- A song once known : the use of Psalm 77 by Calvin, Henry, Wesley, and Simeon / Ian J. Maddock -- "Consolation for the despairing" : C.H. Spurgeon's endorsement of lament psalms in public worship / Alan J. Thompson -- Part II : The theology of lament -- Lament as divine discourse : God's voice in our cry / Kit Barker -- "Why O Lord?" : lament as a window to the human experience of distress / David J. Cohen -- Lament and the sovereignty of God : theological reflections on psalm 88 / G. Geoffrey Harper -- Finding our words in His : Christology and lament / Kit Barker -- The shape and function of New Testament lament / Donald West -- Man of sorrows, what a name! The place of lament in the New Testament / David K. Burge -- Part III : The exegesis of lament -- The role of lament in the shape of the psalter / Dan Wu -- Silence of the lambs : a lost cry of lament in Psalm 8 / G. Geoffrey Harper -- Weeping with the afflicted : the self-involving language of the laments / Andrew Sloane -- Baking the bread of tears : a recipe for translating Psalm 80 / Andrew G. Shead -- Part IV : The practice of lament -- Preaching lament / Peter J. Davis -- Singing lament / Robert S. Smith -- Praying lament / Malcolm J. Gill -- Lament and pastoral care / Kirk R. Patston -- Part V : The demonstration of lament -- "A strengthening song for the sad soul" : a sermon on Psalm 13 / Malcolm J. Gill -- "My only friend -- darkness" : a sermon on Psalm 88 / G. Geoffrey Harper -- "How could we sing?" : a sermon on Psalm 137 / Kit Barker -- "You are the God who saves me" : singing Psalm 88 / Nick Freestone ; with reflections from Kit Barker and G. Geoffrey Harper -- If Jesus wept, you can too / Sharon Wood.
"This book is about finding words to use when life is hard. These words are not new. They are modes of expression that the church has drawn on in times of grief throughout most of its history. Yet, the church in the West has largely abandoned these words--the psalms of lament. The result is that believers often struggle to know what to do or say when faced with distress, anxiety, and loss. Whether you are in Christian leadership, training for ministry, or simply struggling to reconcile experience with biblical convictions, Finding Lost Words will help you consider how these ancient words can become your own"--Page 4 of cover.