Dr. Karen Swallow Prior has a new essay up at Think Christian. Using insights from literature, Dr. Prior provides thoughtful comments on suffering, the meaning of life, Brittany Maynard, and the Christian worldview.
There are few, if any, arguments that can answer the questions raised by Brittany Maynard’s decision. But perhaps literature, in embodying the paradoxes of human existence in the same way that human beings embody the paradox of decaying life, can go where law, logic and theology fear to tread. Literature shines light upon the mysteries of our humanity, and in so doing, shows how much more mystery lurks.