Is God to Blame?: Beyond Pat Answers to the Problem of Suffering

Is God to Blame?: Beyond Pat Answers to the Problem of Suffering

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by Gregory A. Boyd
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0830823948

ISBN-13: 9780830823949

Pub. Date: 09/09/2003

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Is God to blame?

This is often the question that comes to mind when we confront real suffering in our own lives or in the lives of those we love. Pastor Gregory A. Boyd helps us deal with this question honestly and biblically, while avoiding glib answers.

Writing for ordinary Christians, Boyd wrestles with a variety of answers that have been offered by

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Is God to blame?

This is often the question that comes to mind when we confront real suffering in our own lives or in the lives of those we love. Pastor Gregory A. Boyd helps us deal with this question honestly and biblically, while avoiding glib answers.

Writing for ordinary Christians, Boyd wrestles with a variety of answers that have been offered by theologians and pastors in the past. He finds that a fully Christian approach must keep the person and work of Jesus Christ at the very center of what we say about human suffering and God's place in it. Yet this is often just what is missing and what makes so much talk about the subject seem inadequate and at times even misleading.

What comes through in Is God to Blame? is a hopeful picture of a sovereign God who is relentlessly opposed to evil, who knows our sufferings and who can be trusted to bring us through them to renewed life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830823949
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
09/09/2003
Pages:
211
Sales rank:
479,048
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Why Did God Do This?
1. The Lie and the Truth
2. Evil and the Blueprint
3. Freedom and Risk
4. Complexity and War
5. Omnipotence and Two Variables
6. Prayer and Ambiguity
7. Life and Hope
8. Mercy and Hardening
9. Providence and Control
Epilogue
Notes
Scripture Index

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