Illness and Suffering   /   Fall 2006   /    Introduction


From the Editors

At some point in our lives, we all face illness—whether our own, a family member’s, or a friend’s. In these situations we are confronted with the frailty of the human body, the limitations of our abilities to heal or relieve another’s pain, and the fact that all humans are mortal. Physical suffering combines with other kinds of suffering in the experience of illness, as we face our finitude and vulnerability.

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