Created for Joy A Christian View of Suffering

ISBN-10: 0824525663

ISBN-13: 9780824525668

Edition: 2007

Authors: Sidney Callahan
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Description: In the face of suffering, is it possible to believe in God? In this heartfelt and thoughtful new book, revered Catholic columnist Sidney Callahan answers yes, offering a reflection on suffering from a Christian perspective. Taking on C.S. Lewis and other traditional writers, she introduces the reader to new insights from fields such as the psychology of human emotion and evolutionary biology. Drawing from her own harrowing experience of a mother's loss, she shows that Christians view suffering in a different way, with the expectation - in the face of all evidence to the contrary - that we are created to experience joy.

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company, The
Publication date: 6/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Suffering
Suffering as a Mystery
Suffering Defined and Described
Suffering Inflicted by Others
Self-Inflicted or Blameworthy Suffering
Torture as the Ultimate Suffering
Numbness and Affliction
Empathy and Suffering
The Uniqueness of Empathetic Suffering
Joy and Suffering
The Plan?
Popular Assumptions about Suffering in God's Plan
Cultural Views of God-Sent Suffering and Death
Catastrophic Collective Punishments from God?
Unsolved Contradictions
God and Creation
God Is Dead and Gone?
God's Love
Power
Secular Notes on Power
God's Love and Power in the Creation
Does God Suffer with Us?
Jesus Saves
Glad Tidings of Salvation in and through Jesus Christ
Christ's Fully Human Life
Jesus the Man of Joy
Jesus the Man of Sorrows
Jesus and Human Suffering
The Suffering of Jesus
The Risen Jesus and Suffering
Sharing in the Sufferings of Christ
Joy and Suffering Together
Suffering in Practice
The Problem of Glorifying Suffering
The Works of Mercy
Taking Up the Cross
Suffering as Creative?
Healing the Stigma of Victims
Jesus Prince of Peace
Rejoice Always
Joy
Sketching a Map of Joy
The Role of Positive Emotions
Joy and Altruism
Individual Differences
Distortions and Abuses of Joy
God and Joy
Prayer, Joy, and Suffering
What Is Prayer?
Prayers of Petition
Unanswered Prayers of Petition
Answered Prayers of Petition
The Life to Come
Suffering, Joy, and the Life to Come
Joy
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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