Problems Of Suffering In Religions Of The World
Problems of Suffering in Religions of the World
A comparative general study of the problems of suffering as treated by Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Marxism, Hinduism and Buddhism.
'There are many gaps to be filed in the comparative study of religions, but to isolate and deal with them competently is not easy. John Bowker has done well to take up this subject, not hitherto treated in this way, and in this fine comparative study he ranges across a wide field with assurance and authority. The great religious traditions are studied in turn: Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Marxism representing the 'Western tradition', and the Eastern being seen in Hinduism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Manicheeism and Jainism ... This book reads well and is a pleasure to handle. It will take its place as a sound and thoughtful study of this vital problem, which admits of no agreed solution except that the quest is worthwhile and that any religion claiming attention today must face the facts.' Geoffrey Parrinder, The Expository Times
'This is a book of genuine intellectual distinction which also forms about as good an introduction to the comparative study of religions as one could wish for. The question,...