This timely book of practical theology sheds welcome light into a
dark corner of the individual and collective psyche and is a valuable resource
for anyone seeking to understand the pervasive loneliness of our times.
Utilizing insights from anthropology, theology, psychology, and philosophy,
Arbuckle explores the cultural causes of loneliness in both individuals and
societies. Topics include the founding mythology of the United States -
with its emphasis on individualism to the detriment of the common good and
poverty as a catalyst for loneliness.
Each chapter concludes with a
scriptural reflection and discussion questions to guide pastoral responses
according to Gospel values.