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Title: Het menselijk lijden en het geloof in God
Author(s): VERHOOF, Koos
Journal: Bijdragen
Volume: 64    Issue: 3   Date: 2003   
Pages: 337-345
DOI: 10.2143/BIJ.64.3.849

Abstract :
A belief in God which disregards the human suffering, is not worthy of our attention. It will only be possible to justify God and the belief in God within the experience of suffering. This article describes, by way of an analysis of the human suffering, under which circumstances and on what conditions the belief in God can indeed be connected with the human suffering. It will be argued that precisely our compassion with the provisonal impossibility to sustain our faith can become a place where God is justified.