The Problem of Pain

The Problem of Pain

For centuries Christians have questioned why, if God is good and all-powerful, he allows us to suffer pain. C.S. Lewis sets out to disentangle this knotty issue, but adds that, in the end, no intellectual solution can avoid the need for faith....

Title:The Problem of Pain
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780007461264
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  • Matthew

    “’Where will you put all the mosquitoes?’-a question to be answered on its own level by pointing out that, if worst came to worst, a heaven for mosquitoes and a hell for men could very convenien...

  • Manny

    Well, it's not like I really disagree with C.S. Lewis's argument here. I just think that the essential points are summed up rather more succinctly in the first few minutes of Monty Python's "Happy Val...

  • Louize

    SPOILERS AHEADPain posted a serious objection to Christianity (and to Heavenly authority in general), aggravated by claiming that Love is the essence of God. The Problem of Pain focuses on one questio...

  • Traveller

    < -<-<- < -<-<- This or.... This or...this->->-->->- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pPoRn...Personally, I lean more towards the latter camp. Lewis does at least make a good, solid, and sophisticated...

  • RC

    It says something that after so many years C. S. Lewis is still one of the foremost Christian apologists of our time. The Problem of Pain is a difficult question every religion has to deal with, and o...

  • Winston Jen

    CS Lewis is held by many to be the premier Christian apologist of the 20th century. Unless one is morbidly naive, or has yet to encounter the counterarguments to Christianity in particular and theism ...

  • Toe

    Apology for the existence of pain and suffering. Lewis's comfortable, easy style speaks to me in most all of his books. This is no exception.Memorable quotes:"Love, in its own nature, demands the perf...

  • Addy S.

    This was a beautiful, beautiful book. C.S. Lewis really dives into the topic of pain and suffering with Biblical focus. Highly recommend to those questioning, ‘Why must we suffer?’ five stars...

  • Kjersti

    I absolutely loved this book. I laughed, I blurted out loud "HA!"s between classes and generally forgot about time and place. It's very, VERY good book. My only concern with this review is on my side;...

  • Amy

    ON POINT! This book was a really interesting and poignant analysis of pain and the Christian response to it. I read it alongside A Grief Observed because I wanted to know if Lewis's "intellectual" ans...