The End of Suffering Paperback

Finding Purpose in Pain

by Scott Cairns;

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The End of Suffering

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Is there meaning in our afflictions? With the thoughtfulness of a pilgrim and the prose of a poet, Scott Cairns takes us on a soul-baring journey through "the puzzlement of our afflictions." Probing ancient Christian wisdom for revelation in his own pain, Cairns challenges us toward a radical revision of the full meaning and breadth of human suffering. Clear-eyed and unsparingly honest, this new addition to the literature of suffering is reminiscent of The Year of Magical Thinking as well as the works of C. S. Lewis. Cairns points us toward hope in the seasons of our afflictions, because "in those trials in our lives that we do not choose but press through-a stillness, a calm, and a hope become available to us." "The extreme greatness of Christianity lies in the fact that it does not seek a supernatural remedy for suffering, but a supernatural use for it." -Simone Weil "Like most people I, too, have been blindsided by personal grief now and again over the years. And I have an increasingly keen sense that, wherever I am, someone nearby is suffering now.
For that reason, I lately have settled in to mull the matter over, gathering my troubled wits to undertake a difficult essay, more like what we used to call an assay, really-an earnest inquiry. I am thinking of it just now as a study in suffering, by which I hope to find some sense in affliction, hoping-just as I have come to hope about experience in general-to make something of it."

The End of Suffering by Scott Cairns was published by Paraclete Press in October 2009 and is our 45528th best seller. The ISBN for The End of Suffering is 9781557255631.

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Page last updated 12th August 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherParaclete Press (October 2009)
Number of Pages144
Thickness18 mm
Height181 mm
Width113 mm
Product Code2545921
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