Can God Be Trusted?: Faith and the Challenge of Evil

Can God Be Trusted?: Faith and the Challenge of Evil

by John G. Stackhouse
     
 

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In a world riddled with disappointment, malice, and tragedy, what rationale do we have for believing in a benevolent God? In this book, Stackhouse explores how great thinkers have grappled with this question--from the Buddha, Confucius, Augustine, and David Hume to Martin Luther, C. S. Lewis, and Alvin Plantinga. Without brushing aside the serious contradictions posed… See more details below

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In a world riddled with disappointment, malice, and tragedy, what rationale do we have for believing in a benevolent God? In this book, Stackhouse explores how great thinkers have grappled with this question--from the Buddha, Confucius, Augustine, and David Hume to Martin Luther, C. S. Lewis, and Alvin Plantinga. Without brushing aside the serious contradictions posed by a God who allows incurable diseases, natural disasters, and senseless crimes to bring misery into our lives, Stackhouse asks if this world is actually a good world after all. Could free will, and therefore love, exist if we were able to choose only good? Stackhouse examines what the best minds have had to say on these questions and boldly affirms that this world is the world we actually need. Finally, he points to Christian revelation--which promises the transformation of suffering into joy--as the best guide to God's dealings with the world.

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ISBN-13:
9780198027775
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/09/1998
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
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