Nicholas Wolterstorff Writing Styles in Lament for a Son

Nicholas Wolterstorff
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Perspective

The author of Lament for a Son is the father of a young man who is killed in a mountain climbing accident. He is the father of five children, but he loses one son. The author writes in order to express his grief over the death of his son, Eric. The author sees death as the enemy who steals his son away from his family prematurely. Lament for a Son is written in the first person and is a collection of short anecdotes and quotations that follow the author's journey of grief after Eric's death. The book is highly philosophical and expresses great faith in God. The author sees God as also suffering because of Eric's death. The author plans to continue his life without Eric until they are reunited when God resurrects all of mankind on the Day of Judgment.

The author states in the preface that...

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