Suffering and the God of Love

Suffering and the God of Love

If God is all-powerful and all-loving God, why does he allow people to suffer? Drawing on the wisdom of Scripture and spiritual masters such as St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Thomas Merton, O.C.R., Walter Ciszek, S.J., Robert Spitzer, S.J., and Eugene Boylan, O.C.R., this course tackles this perennial problem. In particular, this course will provide a sound theological framework for understanding why God is allowing you to suffer and how your suffering—even when it appears meaningless—can transform your life, the lives of your loved ones, and the Body of Christ. The course will conclude with practical advice on how to endure suffering with Christian charity.

Biography

Currently an attorney, Andrew Peach was a teacher and college professor for 15 years, teaching theology and philosophy at Providence College, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Boston College, and Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. Andrew is the co-author of An Introduction to Catholic Ethics, a text used in Catholic high schools across the United States, and he has published articles in Catholic spirituality, Catholic ethics, and the philosophy of language in The Thomist, Touchstone, Crisis Magazine, First Things, Journal of the History of Philosophy, Journal of Philosophical Research, Philosophical Investigations, and International Philosophical Quarterly. Andrew and his wife Kathryn are the proud parents of four children, Lucien, Bridget, Caroline, and Declan.