Suffering and divine impassibility

Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2021 Oct 19;35(1):139-141. doi: 10.1080/08998280.2021.1981674. eCollection 2022.


Many theologians believe in the doctrine of divine impassibility: that God does not experience pain or pleasure from the actions of creation. However, the question inevitably touches upon our personal relationship and journey with God, a journey involving deep joys and pains. This discussion of divine impassibility relates to the medical profession, which seeks to heal the sick and comfort the dying.

Keywords: Clinical practice; divine impassibility; suffering; theology.