Evil and the Justice of God

Evil and the Justice of God

by N. T. Wright, Tom Wright

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Overview

This is a fascinating analysis and response to the fundamental questions that face any believer today. Sadly becoming daily more topical, this book explores all aspects of evil - our contemporary and theological understanding, and the ways in which evil presents itself in society today. Fully grounded in the bible, Evil and the Justice of God is sparkling, erudite, provocative and particularly relevant in the wake of new global terror attacks. Accounts of cruelty, death and terrorism hit us every day. The phrase 'the axis of evil' resonates in our world, and evil seems to seep into all aspects of life. We are forced to ask fundamental questions about God and the nature of evil, which demand a theological resolution that is mature, profound and never glib. N. T. Wright explores these pivotal questions with a fresh and engaging approach, combining the virtues of detailed scholarship with an accessible style. He neither ducks the awkward, nor avoids the unpalatable, but instead offers a new, often surprising perspective in his search for a meaningful response to the problem of evil.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780281063062
Publisher: SPCK (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge)
Publication date: 01/03/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 754,763
File size: 638 KB

About the Author

Tom Wright, until recently Bishop of Durham, is currently Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews and is a regular broadcaster on radio and television. He is the author of over fifty books.

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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