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A 2-DAY ACADEMIC CONFERENCE EXPLORING SUFFERING, FOCUSING ON THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:
- What are the conditions under which suffering plays a role in bringing about human flourishing?
- In what ways is flourishing in the context of suffering contingent on the response of the sufferer?
- What are the psychological effects of suffering and which of these are conducive to character development?
- Are there intentional practices the sufferer can adopt to raise the likelihood that suffering conduces to positive growth and change?
- What light do recent studies on post-traumatic growth shed on the foregoing questions? What further scientific work bears on them?
- What is the relationship between suffering and pain?
- Is there a distinctly Christian approach to the experience of suffering and its connection to happiness?
- How might churches and other voluntary associations help their members harness suffering for good in their lives?
A 2-day academic conference exploring Christian Scholarship on Suffering & the Good Life
FEATURING THOUGHT LEADERS FROM VARIOUS ACADEMIC FIELDS
THURSDAY APRIL 19 EVENING BANQUET
CELEBRATING A YEAR OF RESEARCH ON SUFFERING & THE GOOD LIFE
Eleonore Stump (St. Louis University)
Miroslav Volf (Yale Divinity School)
Julie Exline (Case Western Reserve University)
Robert Emmons (University of California, Davis)
Is this event open to the public?
No. This year’s CCT academic conference is invitation only.
What is the Center for Christian Thought?
Biola University’s Center for Christian Thought exists to reconnect Christian Scholarship with the Academy and the Church. For more information, visit cct.biola.edu.
What is The Table?
The Table is a resource of the Biola CCT focused on reaching out to thoughtful Christians with transforming Christian wisdom, from a variety of perspectives and disciplines and themes. Check out The Table online.
This event is made possible by the generous support of the: