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

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  3 reviews

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 leave the issue open. The monotheistic religions claim that the meaning has been revealed to us, and Christians see this is above

Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Published October 20th 2016 by SPCK
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Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
It’s fine. I had hoped it would provide more insight on how Christians work through the Problem of Evil. It’s filled with beautiful poetry and prose from the great writers taking the reader on a journey from the human desire for meaning and truth to the belief in God, Christ, and how we can work through suffering. Unfortunately, I felt like the book was half-baked. It takes time (years and decades) to consolidate thoughts around this subject and create simple sentences filled with meaning. ...more
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
It started slowly and left me wondering who it's intended audience was, as it was rather academic in it's illustrations for the average reader. Still it raised some interesting points and was well reasoned and well argued without the arrogance of someone who believes they have all the answers. Well worth reading and genuinely insightful under all the unfamiliar literary and philosophical references.
Amy Jane
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Harries’ refers to philosophy, art, literature and music throughout the book to extract support for the Christian argument against atheism, but not convincingly enough for me. Despite this, it is a thought-provoking and very readable book.
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