Evil and the Justice of God

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InterVarsity Press, Mar 21, 2013 - Religion - 176 pages
  • Merit Award, 2007 Christianity Today Theology/Ethics Book
With every earthquake and war, understanding the nature of evil and our response to it becomes more urgent. Evil is no longer the concern just of ministers and theologians but also of politicians and the media. We hear of child abuse, ethnic cleansing, AIDS, torture and terrorism, and rightfully we are shocked. But, N. T. Wright says, we should not be surprised. For too long we have naively believed in the modern idea of human progress. In contrast, postmodern thinkers have rightly argued that evil is real, powerful and important, but they give no real clue as to what we should do about it. In fact, evil is more serious than either our culture or our theology has supposed. How then might Jesus' death be the culmination of the Old Testament solution to evil but on a wider and deeper scale than most imagine? Can we possibly envision a world in which we are delivered from evil? How might we work toward such a future through prayer and justice in the present? These are the powerful and pressing themes that N. T. Wright addresses in this book that is at once timely and timeless.
 

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N. T. Wright on Evil

User Review  - David - Christianbook.com

In this short, masterful, book on the problem of evil, N. T. Wright proposes to approach the problem of evil in a way that, even amongst Christian philosophers and theologians, is rarely seen. This ... Read full review

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User Review  - DubiousDisciple - LibraryThing

Wright tackles the age-old problem of evil (why does God allow evil to happen?), but with a little bit of a twist. Wright does not discuss natural evil, and there is little attempt to explain or ... Read full review

Contents

Preface T T T T T T T
9
WHAT CAN GOD DO ABOUT EVIL?
43
EVIL AND THE CRUCIFIED GOD 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
78
Early Christian View of Evils Defeat
88
Atonement and the Problem of Evil
94
4 IMAGINE THERES NO EVILZ
101
Notes
167
Scripture Index
175
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N. T. Wright, formerly bishop of Durham in England, is research professor of New Testament and early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He is the author of dozens of books, including Simply Jesus, Justification, The Challenge of Jesus, Small Faith--Great God and Simply Christian.

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