Is suffering worthwhile? Rethinking the meaning of Job’s sufferings from the philosophical and Christian religious faith perspective

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Abstract

This paper attempts to discuss the cause of the suffering of the good man, Job in the Christian religious faith from a Philosophical perspective and to argue for his case by using the human faculty of reasoning. But since Job is also a Biblical figure in the Old Testament, some specific references would be made from the standpoint of theology in the Christian faith tradition. In the final section of the paper, some reference points are cited by the author accordingly, which relate to the issue of why children suffer for the reader to further meditate. Implications for educational issues underpinned by the two streams of philosophical thoughts are drawn forth. Copyright © 2012 The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-91
JournalHong Kong Journal of Early Childhood
Volume11
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

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Religious Faith
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Old Testament
Biblical Figures
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Theology
Christian Faith
Causes

Citation

Lau, G. (2012). Is suffering worthwhile? Rethinking the meaning of Job’s sufferings from the philosophical and Christian religious faith perspective. Hong Kong Journal of Early Childhood, 11(1/2), 78-91.

Keywords

  • 受苦豈是有益?從哲學及基督宗教信仰的觀點再思考約伯受苦的意義