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
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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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User Review  - StephenBarkley - LibraryThing

You know the old saying about what happens when you assume ... Let's look at the subtitle of Ehrman's book and unpack the assumptions: "How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question—Why ... Read full review

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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

A biblical scholar looks at the problem of evil. If there truly is an all powerful, all loving God, how can there be evil? He examines the different biblical explanations for evil, including ... Read full review


The Dominance
four The Consequences of Sin
Redemptive Suffering
six Does Suffering Make Sense?
The Conclusion

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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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