Consolations of Theology: Disappointment (Part 1)
Brian Rosner uses Bonhoeffer’s short life to consider ‘consolations’ in dealing with disappointment.
In the year 2000 British writer Alain De Botton released his book, The Consolations of Philosophy, following a tradition that began in the sixth century when Boethius wrote an enormously influential work of the same name.
Inspired by De Botton’s work, a group of Australian authors produced The Consolations of Theology, in 2008. This book considers what theology has to offer in addressing life’s struggles and big questions, and it does so by focusing on the ideas and hardships of a major historical figure.