God And Human Suffering

God And Human Suffering

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by Douglas John Hall
     
 

Professor Hall has written a major work on an agonizing subject, at once brilliant, comprehensive, and thought provoking. In contrast to many writers who gloss over one or the other, Dr. Hall is true both to the reality of suffering and to the affirmation that God creates, sustains, and redeems. Creative is his view that certain aspects of what we call suffering

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Professor Hall has written a major work on an agonizing subject, at once brilliant, comprehensive, and thought provoking. In contrast to many writers who gloss over one or the other, Dr. Hall is true both to the reality of suffering and to the affirmation that God creates, sustains, and redeems. Creative is his view that certain aspects of what we call suffering — loneliness, experience of limits, temptation, anxiety — are necessary parts of God's good creation. These he distinguishes from suffering after the fall, the tragic dimension of life. Unique is his structure: creation- suffering as becoming the fall—suffering as a burden redemption— conquest from within. Professor Hall succeeds in moving the reader beyond the customary way of stating the problem: "How can undeserved suffering coexist with a just and almighty God?" He also evaluates five popular, leading thinkers on suffering: Harold Kushner, C.S. Lewis, Diogenes Allen, George Buttrick, and Leslie Weatherhead.

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ISBN-13:
9780806623146
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1987
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

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