Our study addresses this underexamined question by directly and empirically investigating how and to what extent exposure to media coverage of suffering
of the opponents in conflict predicts one's willingness to recognize the pain and suffering
According to Robin Ryan, an associate professor of systematic theology at Catholic Theological Union and a Passionist priest, the presence of suffering
is the one thing that most challenges our faith.
But we come with our friendship and willingness to share the suffering
According to the notion that the "[r]emembrance of what has been endured summons the future," (16) remembrance of past eschatological suffering
can connect the past with the present, while also making it possible to control present sufferings
and to hope for future salvation.
With the second interpretation of the phrase "He loved them to the end," however, an inextricable link between suffering
and love is expressed, almost like a mountain and a valley, such that if the suffering
were to vanish, so necessarily would the love--perhaps not all of the love, but a certain intensity and fullness of it would be lost.
From daily stressors to trauma, suffering
has different meanings to each individual or society.
The reasons for suffering
are desire, passion, ardour, pursuit of wealth and prestige, striving for fame and popularity, or in short: craving and clinging.
Burton argues that women were attracted to this doctrine of vicarious suffering
as a way to give meaning to the ordinary pain of their lives as well as to acquire power by embracing voluntarily their culturally and theologically imposed powerlessness.
Servant in Isaiah 50:4-9, and elsewhere in Isaiah 40-55, is a commanding figure.
In Christ and with Christ the martyrs disarm the principalities and powers and share in his triumph over them, for their share in Christ's sufferings
makes them sharers also in the mighty deeds those sufferings
Gunderman's glorification of suffering
When does the image of a suffering
and dying Savior cease being redemptive and become instead a sanction for enduring violence?