God, the Bible, and the Problem of Suffering
God, the Bible, and the Problem of Suffering 

Open to the Public


Location 19 Washington Square North

One of the greatest challenges to people of faith is the problem of suffering: why is there so much senseless pain and misery in the world if there is a God who is in charge of it?  This lecture looks at some of the surprising answers of the Bible and considers whether they are consistent both with one another and with how people today experience their lives.

Antiquity and the Enlightenment


Bart D. Ehrman James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill