What Does the Bible Say About Suffering?
:The quest for an answer to the problem of suffering is universal.People often treat Scripture like a manual, looking for a single clear response that explains the presence of evil and suffering. Brian Han Gregg thinks we should take a...
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:The quest for an answer to the problem of suffering is universal.People often treat Scripture like a manual, looking for a single clear response that explains the presence of evil and suffering. Brian Han Gregg thinks we should take a different approach. The Bible does not have one but many responses to suffering. To pick out one theme is to hear the sopranos but miss the choir. We need to listen to the whole biblical narrative to appreciate its multifaceted handling of the problem.What Does the Bible Say About Suffering? explores twelve themes related to the issue of human suffering and reflects on what we can learn from the diversity of the biblical witness. Readable and informed by biblical scholarship, this book is a timely resource for students, small groups and anyone looking for a fresh approach to a topic of perennial interest.
Brian Han Gregg (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is associate professor of biblical studies at the University of Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He is a contributor to the Blackwell Companion to the New Testament and The Westminster Dictionary of New Testament and Early Christian Literature and Rhetoric. His ministry experience includes college and missionary work with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship as well as pastoral ministry in California, Indiana and South Dakota.
- :1. Introduction2. The Two Ways: Suffering And The God Of Justice3. Sin Is Lurking At The Door: Suffering And Choice4. The Purposes Of God: Suffering And The Sovereignty Of God5. The Accuser: Suffering And The Devil6. I Am: The Mystery Of Suffering7. God Wins: Suffering And The Future8. Running The Race: Suffering As Training9. Confronting The Truth: Suffering As Testing10. Jars Of Clay: Suffering And The Power Of Weakness11. Pass It On: Suffering And The Comfort Of God12. The Cruciform Path To Glory: Following God Into Suffering13. To Suffer For Another: Participation In The Suffering Of God14. Conclusionnotessubject Indexscripture Index