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The Story of Job: Suffering and the Second‐Personal

Eleonore Stump

in Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199277421
eISBN:
9780191594298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277421.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Job is an exemplar of an innocent person who suffers involuntarily. This chapter focuses on the biblical story of Job and gives a detailed philosophical examination of many parts of the story. Its ... More


The Defense of the Defense: Suffering, Flourishing, and the Desires of the Heart

Eleonore Stump

in Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199277421
eISBN:
9780191594298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277421.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter finishes the defence of the defence that is the object of the book by considering possible objections to the developed Thomistic theodicy and the evidence by which it can be supported. ... More


The Story of Samson: Self‐Destroying Evil

Eleonore Stump

in Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199277421
eISBN:
9780191594298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277421.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Samson is an exemplar of a person who suffers greatly but whose suffering stems from his own wrongdoing. This chapter examines the problem of suffering as regards not the victims of human evil but as ... More


The Story of Abraham: The Desires of the Heart

Eleonore Stump

in Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199277421
eISBN:
9780191594298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277421.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Abraham is an exemplar of a person who suffers because of what he has set his heart on. This chapter examines the problem of suffering in connection with the loss or deprivation of the desires of the ... More


The Story of Mary of Bethany: Heartbrokenness and Shame

Eleonore Stump

in Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199277421
eISBN:
9780191594298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277421.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Mary of Bethany is an exemplar of a person who suffers shame and heartbreak, if the story of the raising of Lazarus, in which she and her sister Martha figure largely, is understood in a certain way. ... More


Introduction

Iain Wilkinson and Arthur Kleinman

in A Passion for Society: How We Think about Human Suffering

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287228
eISBN:
9780520962408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287228.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter introduces social suffering as a concept and human experience. It outlines some of the ways in which “the problem of suffering” has come to be identified as an explicitly social concern ... More


Introduction: is surgical palliative care a paradox?

Geoffrey P. Dunn

in Surgical Palliative Care

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198510000
eISBN:
9780191730184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510000.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses whether surgical palliative care is a paradox. It first examines the cultural conflict that can be observed between surgeons and palliative care. This is followed by a detailed ... More


God and Suffering

Laura W. Ekstrom

in God, Suffering, and the Value of Free Will

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197556412
eISBN:
9780197556443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197556412.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter launches a new investigation of the question of God’s existence, examining it against the reality of human suffering and bringing to the fore contentious presuppositions concerning ... More


The Problem of Suffering in the Age of Prozac: A Case Study of the Depression Memoir

Christina Simko

in To Fix or to Heal: Patient Care, Public Health, and the Limits of Biomedicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479878246
eISBN:
9781479884155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878246.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Personal stories about depression and anti-depressants have become a ubiquitous facet of American culture. Such depression memoirs represent a crucial forum for grappling with the problem of ... More


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