Suffering and Christ

  • Michael Stoeber
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Before responding directly to the questions about the significance of the suffering of Jesus for present human suffering, which I raised towards the end of Chapter 2, I will continue to develop ideas pertaining to compassion in relation to suffering and spiritual transformation, as these are modelled in the New Testament accounts of the life and teachings of Jesus. This analysis involves an exploration of the nature of apathy and various forms of distorted passion or emotion in relation to suffering. I will also explore briefly some basic principles of compassion, towards the development of a politics of compassion.


Human Suffering Spiritual Experience Christian Tradition Spiritual Transformation Divine Life 
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