Evil and the Justice of God

Evil and the Justice of God

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by N.T. Wright
     
 

ISBN-10: 0830833986

ISBN-13: 9780830833986

Pub. Date: 10/31/2006

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830833986
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
10/31/2006
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,076,694
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Evil Is Still a Four-Letter Word: The New Problem of Evil The New Problem of Evil The New Nihilism: Postmodernity Towards a Nuanced View of Evil Conclusion2. What Can God Do About Evil? Unjust World, Just God?
To Renew the Blessing People of the Solution, People of the Problem My Servant Israel, My Servant Job Conclusion3. Evil and the Crucified God Rereading the Gospels Jesus Dealing with Evil Early Christian View of Evil's Defeat Results: Atonement and the Problem of Evil4. Imagine There's No Evil: God's Promise of a World Set Free Interlude: Naming the Powers World Without Evil The Intermediate Tasks Educating the Imagination Conclusion5. Deliver Us from Evil: Forgiving Myself, Forgiving Others God's Final Victory over Evil Forgiveness in the Present Conclusion Notes Subject Index Scripture Index

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