Why God? Suffering Through Cancer Into Faith.

05.26.15 | Sonny Delfyette

Ed Henderson taught for 46 years at the LSU Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.

Then, his granddaughter Maggie Cupit was diagnosed with cancer and all of Ed's teaching of faith were put into action.


In "Why God?: Suffering Through Cancer Into Faith," Ed's granddaughter Maggie is a nineteen-year-old chemistry major at Rhodes College, and she is selected to spend the summer after her freshman year doing research at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Instead, she finds herself a patient there, fighting a life-threatening form of pediatric cancer and suffering through a year of aggressive chemotherapy and surgery. Refusing to believe what many tell her--that the cancer was all part of "God's plan"--she finds solace in journaling and begins a discussion with her grandfather, a university professor specializing in philosophy of religion. 

Please share with anyone who needs to be inspired through their own battle with cancer.














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