Does suffering belong to a good creation, or is it just a result of the fall? How does evolution challenge traditional understandings of the presence of suffering in out world? What does God's power and love look like in a world of pain? In a world facing ecological catastrophe, where might hope be found? How does the way we understand suffering affect the way we experience hard times, for ourselves and for others?
Dr Bethany Sollereder is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Science and Religion at the Laudato Si’ Research Institute at Campion Hall and the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at the University of Oxford. She has written numerous articles in academic and popular forums, as well as the book God, Evolution and Animal Suffering: Theodicy without a Fall (Routledge 2018). Her new book Why is There Suffering? Pick Your Own Theological Expedition will be published with Zondervan in November 2021.
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