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The Problem of Pain

8 minutes
A theological analysis of bad things and why they happen.

Why do bad things happen, and what do they suggest about the existence of God? In this Snapshot, you’ll gain an introduction to C.S. Lewis’ theodicy, or theology of suffering. You’ll discover why the problem of pain poses certain problems to traditional theologies of divine goodness and omnipotence and what these issues mean for humanity. You’ll also explore why pride is a harmful component of human nature, and why you can lead a happier life if you learn to surrender your pride.

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • Are interested in theology and philosophy
  • Want an explanation for your misfortunes
  • Wonder how Christianity makes sense of pain
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