The End of Suffering
March 21, 2012 Length: 1:06:10Dr. Scott Cairns, renowned poet and visiting professor at St. Katherine College, assays the meaning of suffering, beginning from the ubiquity of grief and the shallow nature of many explanations. Drawing from the insight of St. Isaac of Syria that love of God proceeds from our conversing with him, Cairns explains that the conditions for such a conversation point to a way of coming to grips with suffering.
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