Today all, religious life exists under die threat of destruction., and the human spirit is in peril. A defense of the divine traditions in every land is needed. The ten essays contained in this book, written by an international group of distinguished scholars, explore the thesis that the defense of God depends on what men and women say and do, an awesome responsibility. The idea of a defense of God is complicated., for God is not readily defended in a world that contains radical evil, the force that lays waste the human spirit and mocks the sacred. God, moreover, says little in his own defense. The authors of these essays express a wide variety of ways that God should-and should not-be 'defended,' as well as pose the central question of how God might be understood. They concur that both religion and the defense of God are vital concerns. New considerations about the nature of God and about how God relates to evil emerge. This collection of essays succeeds in contributing to the defense of God, because in discussing different and often conflicting views of God significant religious insights are to be found.