The problem of pain

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For centuries, Christians have been tormented by one question above all: "If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain?" Is there justice or wisdom to be won by suffering, or some reward beyond understanding? And what of the suffering of animals, which neither deserve pain nor can be improved by it? Is the quantity and variety of suffering in the world inconsistent with, or evidence against, an omnipotent and perfectly loving God? The greatest Christian thinker of all time sets out to disentangle this knotty issue. 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, free will, and the will of the Divine.
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For centuries, Christians have been tormented by one question above all: "If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain?" Is there justice or wisdom to be won by suffering, or some reward beyond understanding? And what of the suffering of animals, which neither deserve pain nor can be improved by it? Is the quantity and variety of suffering in the world inconsistent with, or evidence against, an omnipotent and perfectly loving God? The greatest Christian thinker of all time sets out to disentangle this knotty issue. 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, free will, and the will of the Divine.
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subject_facet Good and evil, Pain -- Religious aspects -- Christianity, Providence and government of God, RELIGION / Christian Life / Death, Grief, Bereavement, RELIGION / Christian Theology / General, RELIGION / Christianity / Literature & the Arts, Suffering -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
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title_full The problem of pain / C.S. Lewis, The problem of pain [electronic resource] / C.S. Lewis
title_short The problem of pain
topic_facet Christianity, Good and evil, Pain, Providence and government of God, Religious aspects, Suffering