Satan and the Problem of Evil: Constructing a Trinitarian Warfare Theodicy

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InterVarsity Press, Oct 8, 2001 - Religion - 456 pages
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  • Where does evil come from?
  • If there is a sovereign creator God, as Christian faith holds, is this God ultimately responsible for evil?
  • Does God's sovereignty mean that God causes each instance of sin and suffering?
  • How do Satan, his demons and hell fit into God's providential oversight of all creation and history?
  • How does God interact with human intention and action?
  • If people act freely, does God know in particular every human decision before the choice is made?
In this important book Gregory A. Boyd mounts a thorough response to these ages-old questions, which remain both crucial and contentious, both practical and complex. In this work Boyd defends his scripturally grounded trinitarian warfare theodicy (presented in God at War) with rigorous philosophical reflection and insights from human experience and scientific discovery. Critiquing the classical Calvinist solution to the problem of evil, he advocates an alternative understanding of the sovereignty of the trinitarian God and of the reality of Satan that sheds light on our fallen human condition. While all may not agree with Boyd's conclusions, Satan and the Problem of Evil promises to advance the church's discussion of these critical issues.
  

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Review: Satan and the Problem of Evil

User Review  - Stuart - Goodreads

I didn't read every word of this book, nor the appendixes, but overall I found his arguments interesting and compelling and have already led to some great conversations. Book wise, I prefer the preceding book to this one, but this is a nice addition. Read full review

Review: Satan and the Problem of Evil

User Review  - Steve Bedford - Goodreads

Very interesting read. I read the companion book (God at War) a few years ago and found it to be very well argued. This one was much more philosophical, which I don't typically go for, but Boyd's ... Read full review

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Gregory A. Boyd (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) is a pastor at Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minnesota. Previously, he was a professor of theology at Bethel University, also in St. Paul. His books include Recovering the Real Jesus in an Age of Revisionist Replies, Letters from a Skeptic, God of the Possible, Repenting of Religion, Seeing is Believing, Escaping the Matrix, The Jesus Legend, Myth of a Christian Nation, Is God to Blame, God at War and Satan and the Problem of Evil.

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