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What is the chief reason why we have a hard time understanding any individual person's suffering
Gods will is fairly clear to us, but the human brain is hard to understand
Does God care about the desires of our hearts and the pain we feel for losing them?
Yes, but he also knows that some things will make us happier than others.
Virtues can be freely given to us by God without violating free will because
They are formal causes
Why us faith considered "first" among the theological virtues
By faith we are connected to God in a personal way, which makes it possible to love God.
Does caritas eliminate the importance of justice
No, charity expands justice By viewing another as Gods beloved without canceling what is due through human dignity
How do we get theological virtues
They are freely given by god through grace and can never be earned
According to Aquinas what is the objective measure of someone flourishing in life?
Relationship with God
According to Aquinas why does God let his friends on earth suffer
To improve the quality of that friendship
Which theological virtue raises us up to being like God and is the greatest of all the virtues
When does Aquinas claim God uses suffering for our good?
When it is the only option
What describes the faith of Abraham
God is good and will honor his promises no matter how impossible it seems
A loving God does care about the desires of our hearts. T/f
What is the central challenge in Abraham for him to become who god wants him to be?
Abraham's incomplete trust in god
A loving God will always give someone whatever they want. T/f
accoding to Aquinas what is the objective measure to the value of someone's life?
Relationship with God
Which Christian belief is essential to our defense of suffering as compatible with the goodness and power of God
Heaven. If we are never perfectly united to God, it seems hard to claim that goodness really does win over evil and pain.
Which of the following best describes the suffering of mary if Bethany according to class discussion?
She is hurt by Jesus who seemingly did not love her enough to have saved her brother
What is NOT true about hope
-it is just an optimistic viewpoint we take
-it can be fulfilled here and now
According to class discussion which of the following is NOT true about Abraham's sacrifices of Ishmael and Isaac
God wants to know if Abraham will do whatever her asks
What describes Samson's life?
It was largely a downhill spiral but does come to a somewhat glorious end
What does god do to bring a change of heart in Samson
God abandons him to the power of the philistines
Jobs suffering is similar to...
A victim of bullying
What does job find the most troubling
What mission was Samson born to accomplish
Freeing the Israelites from power of philistines
Job in a sense does deserve his suffering because he didn't fully understand how much God cared for him. T/f
According to Spe Salvi, what can we truly hope for without any qualifications, knowing that it will actually fulfill our longing?
To believe that everything will, in the end, turn out badly and that we will not ever be totally happy is called
What does Samson do before destroying the philistines in their temple
He prays for God to give him strength again.
A disposition to assume we already have everything we want, that the fulfillment of our desires is guaranteed and can't be lost regardless of what concern
What kind of suffering is jobs suffering?
all-powerful, all good and loving, and cares about good and evil
the desire and trust in what God has promised
Problems with hope:
To always be hopeful means you never get what you want
Constantly in difficulty which is not good either
Hoping for something
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