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The Resource The gravity of joy : a story of being lost and found, Angela Williams Gorrell ; foreword by Miroslav Volf

The gravity of joy : a story of being lost and found, Angela Williams Gorrell ; foreword by Miroslav Volf

Label
The gravity of joy : a story of being lost and found
Title
The gravity of joy
Title remainder
a story of being lost and found
Statement of responsibility
Angela Williams Gorrell ; foreword by Miroslav Volf
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Shortly after being hired by Yale University to study joy, Angela Gorrell got word that a close family member had died by suicide. Less than a month later, she lost her father to a fatal opioid addiction and her nephew, only twenty-two years old, to sudden cardiac arrest. The theoretical joy she was researching at Yale suddenly felt shallow and distant. As she began volunteering at a women's maximum-security prison, she met people who suffered extensively yet still showed a tremendous capacity for joy. Talking with these women, many of whom had struggled with addiction and suicidal thoughts themselves, she realized: "Joy doesn't obliterate grief. . . . Instead, joy has a mysterious capacity to be felt alongside sorrow and even--sometimes most especially--in the midst of suffering." This is the story of Angela's discovery of an authentic, grounded Christian joy
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10951578
Cataloging source
DLC
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1982-
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Gorrell, Angela Williams
Dewey number
248.8/6
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Volf, Miroslav
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True
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  • Joy
  • Suffering
  • Addicts
Target audience
general
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a story of being lost and found
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Label
The gravity of joy : a story of being lost and found, Angela Williams Gorrell ; foreword by Miroslav Volf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-234)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780802877949
Lccn
2020040447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1196822722
  • 3471070
Label
The gravity of joy : a story of being lost and found, Angela Williams Gorrell ; foreword by Miroslav Volf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-234)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780802877949
Lccn
2020040447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1196822722
  • 3471070

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