Created for Joy
A Christian View of Suffering
Crossroad, $19.95, 256 pp.
Sidney Callahan begins her fifth book with these celebrated lines from William Blake’s “Auguries of Innocence”:
Man was made for Joy and Woe; And when this we rightly know Thro’ the world we safely go.
The purpose of woe—or suffering, to use a more modern word—has never been an idle question. It touches us personally; it has occupied philosophers throughout history. ...
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