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The Mystery of Death
Soelle, Dorothee
Lukens-Rumscheidt, Nancy and Martin Lukens-Rumscheidt, translators

Minneapolis: Fortress, 2007 pp. xiii + 146. $15.00

Description: In this meditative work, completed only days before her own death, Soelle faces the old and new anxieties we have about death in the midst of our own cultural danse macabre. In conversation with the writings of C. S. Lewis, Erich Fromm, the Apostle Paul, and others, she takes the theological measure of death and explores also how it has figured especially in the experience of women. Intense, personal, yet also whimsical and clever, The Mystery of Death finds Soelle asking impertinent and deadly serious questions to the end.

Subjects: Methods, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology

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Review by Cornel W. du Toit
Published 11/11/2007
Citation: Cornel W. du Toit, review of Dorothee Soelle, The Mystery of Death, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2007).


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