n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Why me? Learning to live in crises, Erika Schuchardt : book review

Volume 34, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



Erika Schuchardt is professor of Philosophy at the University of Hanover, Germany. She offers insight into the way people struggle and cope with profound personal suffering, and gives guidance for a pastoral approach to people in spiritual need. 'Through biographies of persons in situations of crisis - a kind of "theology of life stories" and by using religious, psychological, cultural and educational understanding, she demonstrates how persons suffering from illness or disability can become part of a free and truly human community'. People affected by crises describe their successful - or unsuccessful - attempts at living with their crises, their struggles with God, and the people around them, and their experiences with professional support and counselling in fellowship.

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