Insights for Healing in a Fragmented World

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Gerald A. Arbuckle
  • Maryknoll, NY: 
    Orbis Books
    , October
     264 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Mary O'Shan Overton forthcoming.


This timely book of practical theology sheds welcome light into a dark corner of the individual and collective psyche and is a valuable resource for anyone seeking to un­derstand the pervasive loneliness of our times.

Utilizing insights from anthropology, theology, psychology, and philosophy, Arbuckle explores the cultural causes of loneliness in both indi­viduals and societies. Topics include the found­ing mythology of the United States—with its emphasis on individualism to the detriment of the common good—and poverty as a catalyst for loneliness.

Each chapter concludes with a scriptural re­flection and discussion questions to guide pas­toral responses according to Gospel values.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Gerald A. Arbuckle, SM, is an award-winning author of many books, including The Francis Factor and the People of God (Orbis 2015). A noted scholar in both theology and anthropol­ogy, he is co-director of Refounding and Pastoral Development, a research ministry in Sydney, Australia.


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