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Suffering and Hope Biblical Vision and the Human Predicament by J.Christiaan Beker
  

Suffering and Hope Biblical Vision and the Human Predicament

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Suffering and Hope Biblical Vision and the Human Predicament by J.Christiaan Beker

This compelling study by J. Christiaan Beker provides a moving, triumphant answer to one of life's greatest mysteries - the presence of suffering in God's world. Now an established classic in the discussion of the problem of evil, Suffering and Hope plumbs the Old Testament's response to earthly pain as well as Paul's own dealings with 'redemptive suffering.' Beker seeks to understand how the Bible's view of suffering relates to our present experience of suffering and to the Christian hope for the future creation. His concern is with the quality and character of bothe suffering and hope in a world where the question of suffering is inescapable. This powerful new edition features a foreword by Ben C. Ollenburger that describes the story behind the book - the dehumanizing conditions Beker endured as a slave laborer during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands and the ways in which they helped shape the particular poignancy of his view of suffering. Readers will be moved both by Beker's personal transparency and by his biblical vision of 'hopeful suffering' - the apocalyptic trust in God's eventual victory over the power of death that poisons his creation.

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Publication date

1st January 1959

Author

J.Christiaan Beker

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Publisher

William B Eerdmans Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
148 pages

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9780802807229

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