The Beauty and the Horror: Searching For God In A Suffering World

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Life is at once wonderful and appalling, beautiful and horrific. How can we live with this contradiction? And how can we believe in a just and loving God in the face of all the evils in the world?

‘profoundly radical’ Church Times

‘a major new defence of Christianity’ The Bookseller

Richard Harries is a former Bishop of Oxford, a member of The House of Lords and a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an Honorary Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

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Life is at once wonderful and appalling, beautiful and horrific. Although we can all give meaning to our lives by trying to live well, is there some given meaning to be discovered? Science cannot answer this question, and philosophical arguments leavve the issue open. The monotheistic religions claim that the meaning has been revealed to us, and Christians see this is above all in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

Described by Rowan Williams as ‘that rarity, a Christian public intellectual’, Richard Harries considers the Christian claim in the context of an in-depth discussion of the nature of evil and how this is to be reconciled with a just and loving God. Drawing on a wide range of modern literature, he argues that belief in the resurrection and hope in the face of death is fundamental to faith, and suggests that while there is no final intellectual answer to the problem of evil, we must all, believer and nonbeliever alike, protest against the world and seek to change it, rather than accept it as it i

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Published

2016

Publisher

SPCK

Author

Richard Harries

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