God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question--Why We Suffer

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Religion - 304 pages

One Bible, Many Answers

In God's Problem, the New York Times bestselling author of Misquoting Jesus challenges the contradictory biblical explanations for why an all-powerful God allows us to suffer.

 

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Ehrman has become one of my favorite writers in the realm of Biblical and extra-Biblical/Gnostic studies. A very clear understanding of the various reasons for suffering that are offered in the Bible ... Read full review

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Whether in his books or lectures, Professor Ehrman has the rare ability to inform the reader in an interesting fashion using concise, straightforward language. Perhaps most importantly, he actually ... Read full review

Contents

The Dominance
57
four The Consequences of Sin
91
Redemptive Suffering
125
six Does Suffering Make Sense?
159
The Conclusion
261
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Bart D. Ehrman is one of the most renowned and controversial Bible scholars in the world today. He is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is the author of more than twenty books, including the New York Times bestsellers How Jesus Became God; Misquoting Jesus; God’s Problem; Jesus, Interrupted; and Forged. He has appeared on Dateline NBC, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CNN, History, and top NPR programs, as well as been featured in TIME, the New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, and other publications. He lives in Durham, North Carolina. Visit the author online at www.bartdehrman.com.

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