The Broken Heart
In popular belief, culture, literature and faith (including the language of the Bible itself), the human heart has long been considered the root of spiritual and emotional feelings, and a battleground on which the forces of good and evil tussle in the depths of our being. In a work of exceptional spiritual theology, Professor Andrew Walker examines this struggle in eight chapters – The Smitten Heart, The Hardened Heart, The Open Heart, The Faint Heart, The Believing Heart, The Deceived Heart, The Contrite Heart and The Broken Heart – each comprising a scriptural meditation on some aspect of the heart’s experience, followed by an application of the text to the spiritual life. This outstanding work of theological spirituality is given an additional dimension and unique perspective by the author’s experience of living with Parkinson’s for more than twenty years.
is Emeritus Professor of Theology, Culture & Education at King’s College London.