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Spiritual Life

At summit, a spirited debate on suffering, faith

David Bentley Hart, a theologian at Providence College, answered questions as the Rev. Dale Rosenberger looked on. David Bentley Hart, a theologian at Providence College, answered questions as the Rev. Dale Rosenberger looked on. (Vincent DeWitt for the Boston Globe)
By Rich Barlow
August 4, 2007

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Six years after 9/11, and in the fifth year of a brutal war in Iraq, one enduring mystery of religion -- how can an unconditionally loving God permit suffering, even unspeakable horrors, in the world? -- remains at gale-force strength. (Full article: 775 words)

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