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The Purpose Of Suffering: A Christian Perspective Submitted by Dannika001 on May 17, 2008 Category: Religion Words: 1579 | Pages: 7 Views: 285 Popularity Rank: 43,930 Average Member Grade: N/A (Add a Comment / Grade this Paper) The Purpose of Suffering: A Christian Perspective The concept of suffering plays an important role in Christianity, regarding such matters as moral conduct, spiritual advancement and ultimate destiny. Indeed an emphasis on suffering pervades the Gospel of Mark where, it can be argued, we are shown how to “journey through suffering” (Ditzel 2001) in the image of the “Suffering Son of Man” (Mark 8:32), Jesus Christ. Although theologians have suggested that Mark was written to strengthen the resolve of the early Christian community (Halpern 2002, Mayerfeld 2005), the underlying moral is not lost on a modern reader grappling with multifarious challenges regarding faith in...

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