The Problem of Pain

The Problem of Pain


  • Release: 2009-06-02
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 176 page
  • ISBN: 9780061947643
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In The Problem of Pain, C.S. Lewis, one of the most renowned Christian authors and thinkers, examines a universally applicable question within the human condition: “If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain?” With his signature wealth of compassion and insight, C.S. Lewis offers answers to these crucial questions and shares his hope and wisdom to help heal a world hungering for a true understanding of human nature.

The Problem of Pain Study Guide

The Problem of Pain Study Guide


  • Release: 2018-05-27
  • Publisher: Brown Chair Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 122 page
  • ISBN: 9781948481038
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The Most Trusted Study Guide to Understanding The Problem of Pain! Why must humanity suffer? Why doesn’t God alleviate our pain, even some? In his book The Problem of Pain, C.S. Lewis’s philosophical approach to why we experience pain can be confusing at times. The Problem of Pain Study Guide breaks down each chapter into easy-to-understand questions and commentary to help you find meaning and hope amid the pain. The Problem of Pain Study Guide expands upon Lewis' elegant and thoughtful work where he seeks to understand how a loving, good, and powerful God can possibly coexist with the pain and suffering that is so pervasive in the world and in our lives. As Christ-followers we might expect the world to be just, fair, and less painful, but it is not. This is the problem of pain. In addition to Scripture references, discussion questions, and related commentary, The Problem of Pain Study Guide also provides easy-to-read chapter summaries highlighting overarching themes, definitions, and references. To help with those more difficult discussion questions, a complete Answer Guide and Scripture Reference Guide is available for free online. This complete Bible study experience is perfect for book clubs, church groups, and independent study. The Problem of Pain Study Guide includes: - Eleven sessions of study with multi-week options included - Comprehensive Bible study workbook with studies for each week - Complete chapter summaries to go deeper - Bible study questions that are ideal for group discussion - Answer Guide for all questions and Scripture - Reference Guide available for free online - Perfect for book clubs, small groups, or individual Bible study - Available in print or e-book formats The problem of pain is inescapable and its effects profound. The Problem of Pain Study Guide combines the wisdom of C.S. Lewis with the authority of Scripture to help you battle the issues and difficulties that lie ahead.

THE PROBLEM OF PAIN

THE PROBLEM OF PAIN


  • Release: 2016-05-02
  • Publisher: e-artnow
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 176 page
  • ISBN: 9788026851912
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This carefully crafted ebook: "THE PROBLEM OF PAIN" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Problem of Pain is a book concerned, to one degree or another, with refuting popular objections to Christianity, such as the question, "How could a good God allow pain to exist in the world?" The book addresses an important aspect of theodicy, an attempt by one Christian layman to reconcile orthodox Christian belief in a just, loving and omnipotent God with pain and suffering. Some have felt that it is useful to read it together with A Grief Observed, Lewis' reflections on his own experiences of grief and anguish upon the death of his wife. In addition to dealing with human pain, however, the book also contains a chapter entitled "Animal Pain," demonstrating not only the fact that Lewis cast his net wider than human suffering, but also a reflection on a lifelong love of animals. Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, lay theologian and Christian apologist. He is best known for his fictional work, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.

The Problem of Pain

The Problem of Pain


  • Release: 1947
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  • File: PDF, 148 page
  • ISBN: UIUC:30112004325814
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How human suffering raises almost intolerable intellectual problems.

Evil and the Cross

Evil and the Cross


  • Release: 2004
  • Publisher: Kregel Academic
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 154 page
  • ISBN: 0825420768
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A world renowned author and scholar grapples with the problem of evil in a world supposedly ruled by a God who is all-loving and all-powerful.

Why God Why

Why God Why


  • Release: 2011-09-01
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: 9781426749735
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This collection of sermons explores the age-old question of why a loving God allows suffering to visit His children. Tull encourages readers to ask why in good times as well as in difficult ones, to examine God's eternal presence in times of blessed joy as well as during sorrow and care. He emphasizes scriptures and anecdotes that illustrate God's comfort and grace during all situations in our lives.

Is God to Blame

Is God to Blame


  • Release: 2009-09-20
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 212 page
  • ISBN: 9780830875764
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Is God to blame? This is often the question that comes to mind when we confront real suffering in our own lives or in the lives of those we love. Pastor Gregory A. Boyd helps us deal with this question honestly and biblically, while avoiding glib answers. Writing for ordinary Christians, Boyd wrestles with a variety of answers that have been offered by theologians and pastors in the past. He finds that a fully Christian approach must keep the person and work of Jesus Christ at the very center of what we say about human suffering and God's place in it. Yet this is often just what is missing and what makes so much talk about the subject seem inadequate and at times even misleading. What comes through in Is God to Blame? is a hopeful picture of a sovereign God who is relentlessly opposed to evil, who knows our sufferings and who can be trusted to bring us through them to renewed life.

The Problem of Animal Pain

The Problem of Animal Pain


  • Release: 2014-07-22
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 197 page
  • ISBN: 9781137443175
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Animal suffering constitutes perhaps the greatest challenge to rational belief in the existence of God. Considerations that render human suffering theologically intelligible seem inapplicable to animal suffering. In this book, Dougherty defends radical possibilities for animal afterlife that allow a soul-making theodicy to apply to their case.

Wandering in Darkness

Wandering in Darkness


  • Release: 2012-09-13
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 688 page
  • ISBN: 9780191056314
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Only the most naïve or tendentious among us would deny the extent and intensity of suffering in the world. Can one hold, consistently with the common view of suffering in the world, that there is an omniscient, omnipotent, perfectly good God? This book argues that one can. Wandering in Darkness first presents the moral psychology and value theory within which one typical traditional theodicy, namely, that of Thomas Aquinas, is embedded. It explicates Aquinas's account of the good for human beings, including the nature of love and union among persons. Eleonore Stump also makes use of developments in neurobiology and developmental psychology to illuminate the nature of such union. Stump then turns to an examination of narratives. In a methodological section focused on epistemological issues, the book uses recent research involving autism spectrum disorder to argue that some philosophical problems are best considered in the context of narratives. Using the methodology argued for, the book gives detailed, innovative exegeses of the stories of Job, Samson, Abraham and Isaac, and Mary of Bethany. In the context of these stories and against the backdrop of Aquinas's other views, Stump presents Aquinas's own theodicy, and shows that Aquinas's theodicy gives a powerful explanation for God's allowing suffering. She concludes by arguing that this explanation constitutes a consistent and cogent defense for the problem of suffering.

Our Ultimate Refuge

Our Ultimate Refuge


  • Release: 2015-02-05
  • Publisher: Our Daily Bread Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 144 page
  • ISBN: 9781572938779
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Taken from a series of messages Oswald Chambers delivered during World War I, Our Ultimate Refuge is an in-depth look at the book of Job, the problem of pain, and how God is at work in the midst of it all. Free of platitudes and feel-good statements, this book offers you true hope in the midst of difficult times.