Coverart for item
The Resource Suffering and the search for meaning : contemporary responses to the problem of pain, Richard Rice

Suffering and the search for meaning : contemporary responses to the problem of pain, Richard Rice

Label
Suffering and the search for meaning : contemporary responses to the problem of pain
Title
Suffering and the search for meaning
Title remainder
contemporary responses to the problem of pain
Statement of responsibility
Richard Rice
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Suffering is a philosophical problem, but it is much more. It is deeply personal. Why is this happening to me? How can I respond to friends and family in pain and loss, and to people in my care? Richard Rice guides readers through the seven most significant theodicies{u2014}approaches that have been used to make sense of suffering in light of God's justice or control. He considers the strengths and weaknesses of each option, while always guiding us toward greater understanding and compassion. Rice goes further by offering guidelines for constructing a personal framework for dealing practically with suffering, one that draws from philosophy, ethics, theology and real-world experience. Intending for each of us to find a response to our suffering that is both intellectually satisfying and personally authentic, Rice provides the resources for meeting this challenge. He weaves together the theoretical side of the theodicies with personal stories of people who have experienced great suffering. While no framework can perfectly account for the problem of pain, we are left with the overarching insight that suffering never has the final word. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rice, Richard
Dewey number
231/.8
Index
index present
LC call number
BT732.7
LC item number
.R525 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suffering
  • Theodicy
Label
Suffering and the search for meaning : contemporary responses to the problem of pain, Richard Rice
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface -- Why God, why? -- God never makes mistakes -- Let freedom ring -- No pain, no gain -- An enemy hath done this -- Love makes the world go round -- Even God can't do everything -- Rage against the dying of the light -- Fragments of meaning -- Name and subject index -- Scripture index
Control code
866922668
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
166 pages
Isbn
9780830840373
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014011886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)866922668
Label
Suffering and the search for meaning : contemporary responses to the problem of pain, Richard Rice
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface -- Why God, why? -- God never makes mistakes -- Let freedom ring -- No pain, no gain -- An enemy hath done this -- Love makes the world go round -- Even God can't do everything -- Rage against the dying of the light -- Fragments of meaning -- Name and subject index -- Scripture index
Control code
866922668
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
166 pages
Isbn
9780830840373
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014011886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)866922668

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...