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Department
Religion
Course
RLG303H1
Professor
Sarah Kleeb
Semester
Fall

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November 22, 2012 - Compassion, Transcendence, Hope - The need for a compassion that retains the experience of the Other as their own experience - ^Not one which re-ascribes or re-defines the suffering of others. - Not one which assumes that we can ever fully feel what other are feeling. - Due to different life experiences we can never put ourselves in someone else’s shoes. - Compassion – we are suffering on behalf of another. - Connects to Arnault - ^When one’s perception of suffering over one’s own compassion for others overtakes that very compassion. - Distinctions between suffering with, suffering for, and suffering from - Philosophical and religious examinations of suffering and evil “may provide resources… for reflection on the religious problem of suffering” (143). - Precision language is key. - Intersub
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