From the Site of the Empty Tomb: Approaching the Hidden Grief of Prenatal Loss

@article{Reynolds2016FromTS,
  title={From the Site of the Empty Tomb: Approaching the Hidden Grief of Prenatal Loss},
  author={S. Reynolds},
  journal={New Theology Review},
  year={2016},
  volume={28},
  pages={47-59}
}
Despite the prevalence of pregnancy loss, theologians and pastoral ministers have continually neglected the experience. In this paper, I suggest that a deep lacuna exists in theological reflection and pastoral practice with respect to the widespread but silenced experience of miscarriage and stillbirth. While Catholic magisterial teaching is outspoken in its opposition to abortion and embryo destruction, the sparse and improvisational nature of theological, pastoral, and liturgical responses to… Expand
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