SUBTITLE: Reflections on anger. A faithful reaction of a disillusioned nation
SUMMARY: Poor people are angry. Rich people are angry. Coloured people are angry. Black people are angry. White people are angry. Christians, Muslims, Hindus and atheists are angry. That people in South Africa have reached boiling point is indeed true. But, may we as Christians become angry? And, how should we be angry? May we show these angry feelings? Fact is, Christians do become angry. What is important, though, is what we do with our anger.
With Boiling point! Cas Wepener empowers us to become angry in a meaningful way, to acknowledge this anger, to speak, preach and sing about it, and to even celebrate it. He encourages us to express these emotions and to embody them in a specific way.
Through this book the author also initiates meaningful discussions on questions such as:
• Is it healthy to hide our anger?
• How should Christians react in a context of corruption, poverty, crime, exploitation and violence?
• Which emotions are acceptable?
• May we become angry when we see how people are being abused or treated unfairly?
• May we become angry for the “right” reasons?
• Or should we immediately turn the other cheek?
Preface by Prof Hennie Pieterse
1. Introduction and background
2. A lament for liminality
3. A funeral for the dying process and other insightful myths
4. The liturgy of a strike
5. Horror stories from Judges: some guidelines for becoming angry
6. Boiling point! – embodying your anger
Cas Wepener is professor at the Department of Practical Theology at the University of Pretoria.