Why Suffering?

A Little Book of Guidance

Ian S. Markham

Jan/2018, 64 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5 x 7

ISBN-13: 9780898691900

The three chapters of Why Suffering? attempt to provide a gentle exploration of how we can respond to a complex issue that has baffled and bothered humanity throughout the ages: Why does a good, all-powerful, and loving God permit evil and suffering? The opening chapter examines the challenge in some depth, while the two additional chapters set forth a Christian response that is grounded in the disclosure of God in Christ on the cross.

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Audience: seekers, lay individuals, clergy.

Ian S. Markham, is Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary. He has held positions at institutions of higher learning in both the United States and the United Kingdom, including the University of Exeter, from which he received his doctoral degree. He also holds a Master of Letters in Philosophy and Ethics from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Divinity in Theology from the University of London. Markham serves as priest associate at St. Paul’s Church in Alexandria, Virginia, and is married to Lesley Markham; they have one son, Luke.

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