The first function of a book review should be, I believe, to give some idea of the contents and character of the book.
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The doctrine of original sin claims that all men sinned in Adam; but whether they did or whether it is merely a fact that all men sin does not basically affect the problem of suffering.
According to Augustine and many of his successors, all men deserve eternal torture, but God in his infinite mercy saves a very few.
The great artist is the man who most obviously succeeds in turning his pains to advantage, in letting suffering deepens his understanding and sensibility, in growing through his pains.
Here an attempt is made to explain suffering: the outcaste of traditional Hinduism is held to deserve his fetched fate; it is a punishment for the wrongs he did in a previous life.
Faith means intense, usually confident, belief that is not based on evidence sufficient to command assent from every reasonable person.
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