Orthodox Poet Scott Cairns on finding purpose in pain

Scott Cairns

 The Orthodox Christian poet Scott Cairns wrote a book on this subject

The End of Suffering: Finding Purpose in Pain 

 http://www.paracletepress.com/the-end-of-suffering-finding-purpose-in-pain.html

It is a book that may be profitably compared and perhaps contrasted with a similar book by C.S. Lewis:

The Problem of Pain:  http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/apologetics/ap0032.html    

And here is a video of Scott Cairns discussing the subject of his book. It’s one hour, 25 minutes long. It doesn’t simply address suffering in general; the event of the  tragic destruction of thousands of people in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 is discussed at length: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfKBhDy1HPo&feature=player_embedded   

He is by the way, a prominent poet. For those of you who would like to hear him read his poetry: http://ancientfaith.com/podcasts/cairns

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