Discussion of the Origin and Overcoming of Evil and Suffering in Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity

Part of the A Discourse of the World Religions book series (DOWR, volume 2)


The theodicy question is also discussed in Islamic theology, but this theoretical discussion does not play a role for those who are suffering. It is, nevertheless, important to eradicate evil. Islam is similar to Buddhism at this point: In the Qur’an there are many practical hints about how the human person can cope with and overcome suffering. The rational perspective should not at all be neglected, but what we really need is practical assistance in dealing with evil and suffering. (Aslan)


Christian Faith Moral Evil World Religion Practical Assistance Rational Perspective 
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