God, Freedom, and EvilEerdmans - Accessible to serious general readers. In his discussion of natural theology arguments to prove the existence of God and natural atheology arguments for the falsehood of theistic belief Plantinga focuses on two of the traditional arguments: the ontological argument as an example of natural theology, and the problem of evil as the most important representative of natural atheology.
Evil and the Justice of GodIVP Books - T. We hear of child abuse, torture and terrorism, AIDS, ethnic cleansing, and rightfully we are shocked. 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. 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.
Wright addresses in this book that is at once timely and timeless. Wright says, we should not be surprised. In fact, evil is more serious than either our culture or our theology has supposed. T. Evil is no longer the concern just of ministers and theologians but also of politicians and the media. 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.
Evil and the Justice of God - But, N. For too long we have naively believed in the modern idea of human progress.
The Problem of Evil Oxford Readings in PhilosophyOxford University Press - Mackie, nelson Pike, Roderick M. The problem of evil is one of the most discussed topics in the philosophy of religion. Wykstra, john Hick, and Diogenes Allen. Oxford readings in philosophy aims to bring together important recent writings in major areas of philosophical inquiry, mostly periodicals, selected from a variety of sources, which may not be conveniently available.
This volume fills that need, offering the most up-to-date collection of recent scholarship on the problem of evil. Rowe, Stephen J. Including an introductory essay and a selected bibliography, this comprehensive and completely up-to-date collection is an invaluable guide to current scholarship in this highly debated area of the philosophy of religion.
The Problem of Evil Oxford Readings in Philosophy - The distinguished contributors include J. L. Chisholm, alvin plantinga, Terence Penelhum, William L. For some time, however, there has been a need for a collection of readings that adequately represents recent and ongoing writing on the topic.
Truth in a Culture of Doubt: Engaging Skeptical Challenges to the BibleB&H Academic - Speaking and writing in this kind of environment, Bart Ehrman―professor at UNC-Chapel Hill and author of four New York Times bestsellers―has found a captive audience. If you are looking for insightful responses to critical arguments from a biblical perspective, easily accessible and thoughtfully presented, this book is for you.
It is presented in such a way that readers can either read straight through the book or use it as a reference when particular questions arise. Few churches address the historical questions about the Bible and the theological questions concerning the God who, believers claim, has inspired the Bible. Responding to skeptical scholars such as ehrman, the copying of the Bible, alleged contradictions in Scripture, Truth in a Culture of Doubt takes readers on a journey to explain topics such as the Bible’s origins, and the relationship between God and evil.
Written for all serious students of scripture, this book will enable you to know how to respond to a wide variety of critical arguments raised against the reliability of Scripture and the truthfulness of Christianity. Others are trying to reconcile their faith with rational arguments and find Ehrman’s books both interesting and disturbing if not appealing.
Truth in a Culture of Doubt: Engaging Skeptical Challenges to the Bible - Truth in a culture of doubt takes a closer look at the key arguments skeptical scholars such as Ehrman keep repeating in radio interviews, debates, and in his their popular writings. This is the first book to provide a comprehensive response to Ehrman’s popular works. Too often christian scholarship has been kept at arm’s length and even viewed with suspicion by the church.
Studying the Historical Jesus: A Guide to Sources and MethodsBaker Academic - Notes: brand new from publisher! buy with confidence, over one million books sold! 98% Positive feedback. Bock, a well respected author, provides an informed evangelical alternative to radical projects like the Jesus Seminar. 100% satisfaction Guaranteed. The vexing question is how the Jesus presented in the Gospels relates to the Jesus that actually walked this earth.
Studying the historical jesus is an introductory guide to how one might go about answering that question by doing historical inquiry into the material found in the Gospels. He then surveys the history and culture of the world of Jesus. Darrell bock introduces the sources of our knowledge about Jesus, both biblical and extra-biblical.
Studying the Historical Jesus: A Guide to Sources and Methods - Compare our books, prices and service to the competition. His audience, however, is not limited only to evangelicals. Condition: New. The final chapters introduce some of the methods used to study the Gospels, redaction, including historical, and narrative criticisms. Isbn13: 9780801024511. This book, written for college and seminary courses, offers an informed scholarly approach that takes the Gospels seriously as a source of historical information.
Interest in the historical Jesus continues to occupy much of today's discussion of the Bible.
Why Does God Allow Evil?: Compelling Answers for Life's Toughest QuestionsHarvest House Publishers - Condition: New. 100% satisfaction Guaranteed. If you are looking for one book to make sense of the problem of evil, this book is for you. Sean mcdowellgrasping this truth will change your view of god foreverif god is good and all-powerful, why doesn't He put a stop to the evil in this world? Christians and non-Christians alike struggle with the concept of a loving God who allows widespread suffering in this life and never-ending punishment in hell.
Notes: brand new from publisher! buy with confidence, over one million books sold! 98% Positive feedback. Compare our books, prices and service to the competition. Along the way, the overwhelming joy of heaven, he'll help you discover the contrasting abundance of God's grace, and the extraordinary destiny of believers.
Why Does God Allow Evil?: Compelling Answers for Life's Toughest Questions - Isbn13: 9780801024511. We wrestle with questions such as. Why do bad things happen to good people?Why should we have to pay for Adam's sin?How can eternal judgment be fair?But what if the real problem doesn't start with God. But with us? clay jones, an associate professor of Christian apologetics at Biola University, examines what Scripture truly says about the nature of evil and why God allows it.
Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament GodBaker Books - Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! A recent string of popular-level books written by the New Atheists have leveled the accusation that the God of the Old Testament is nothing but a bully, a murderer, and a cosmic child abuser. Condition: New. Notes: brand new from publisher! buy with confidence, over one million books sold! 98% Positive feedback.
How are christians to respond to such accusations? and how are we to reconcile the seemingly disconnected natures of god portrayed in the two testaments?In this timely and readable book, righteous, including:God is arrogant and jealousGod punishes people too harshlyGod is guilty of ethnic cleansingGod oppresses womenGod endorses slaveryChristianity causes violenceand moreCopan not only answers God's critics, apologist Paul Copan takes on some of the most vexing accusations of our time, he also shows how to read both the Old and New Testaments faithfully, seeing an unchanging, and loving God in both.
Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God - 100% satisfaction Guaranteed. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Condition: New. Isbn13: 9780801072758. This viewpoint is even making inroads into the church. Isbn13: 9780801024511. Compare our books, prices and service to the competition.
The Question of Canon: Challenging the Status Quo in the New Testament DebateIVP Academic - Already a noted author on the subject of the New Testament canon, Kruger addresses foundational and paradigmatic assumptions of the extrinsic model as he provides powerful rebuttals and further support for the classic, "intrinsic" view. This framework recognizes the canon as the product of internal forces evolving out of the historical essence of Christianity, not a development retroactively imposed by the church upon books written hundreds of years before.
Condition: New. Unlike many books written on the emergence of the new Testament canon that ask "when?" or "how?" Kruger focuses this work on the "why?"―exposing weaknesses in the five major tenets of the extrinsic model as he goes. Isbn13: 9780801072758. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Kruger to pick apart modern scholarship?s dominant view that the New Testament is a late creation of the church imposed on books originally written for another purpose.
The Question of Canon: Challenging the Status Quo in the New Testament Debate - Calling into question this commonly held "extrinsic" view, Kruger here tackles the five most prevalent objections to the classic understanding of a quickly emerging, self-authenticating collection of authoritative scriptures. Tracking provided on most orders. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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On the Reliability of the Old TestamentEerdmans - Condition: New. Kitchen takes strong issue with today's "revisionist" critics and offers a firm foundation for the historicity of the biblical texts. Condition: New. For more than two hundred years controversy has raged over the reliability of the Old Testament. 100% satisfaction Guaranteed. In a detailed, and entertaining manner, comprehensive, kitchen draws on an unprecedented range of historical data from the ancient Near East -- the Bible's own world -- and uses it to soundly reassess both the biblical record and the critics who condemn it.
Isbn13: 9780801072758. Isbn13: 9780801024511. Tracking provided on most orders. Questions about the factuality of its colorful stories of heroes, villains, and kings, for example, have led many critics to see the entire Hebrew Bible as little more than pious fiction. A. Working back from the latest periods for which hard evidence is readily available to the remotest times, Kitchen systematically shows up the many failures of favored arguments against the Bible and marshals pertinent permanent evidence from antiquity's inscriptions and artifacts to demonstrate the basic honesty of the Old Testament writers.
On the Reliability of the Old Testament - Enhanced with numerous tables, figures, and maps, On the Reliability of the Old Testament is a must-read for anyone interested in the question of biblical truth. Compare our books, prices and service to the competition. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold!
In Defense of the Bible: A Comprehensive Apologetic for the Authority of ScriptureB&H Academic - 100% satisfaction Guaranteed. Notes: brand new from publisher! buy with confidence, over one million books sold! 98% Positive feedback. Isbn13: 9780801024511. In defense of the bible gathers exceptional articles by accomplished scholars Paul Copan, William A. Isbn13: 9780801072758. Dembski, mary Jo Sharp, Darrell L.
Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Compare our books, prices and service to the competition. Bock, etc. Addressing and responding to all of the major contemporary challenges to the divine inspiration and authority of Scripture. The book begins by looking at philosophical and methodological challenges to the Bible—questions about whether or not it is logically possible for God to communicate verbally with human beings; what it means to say the Bible is true in response to postmodern concerns about the nature of truth; defending the clarity of Scripture against historical skepticism and relativism.
Contributors also explore textual and historical challenges—charges made by Muslims, Mormons, and skeptics that the Bible has been corrupted beyond repair; questions about the authorship of certain biblical books; allegations that the Bible borrows from pagan myths; the historical reliability of the Old and New Testaments.
In Defense of the Bible: A Comprehensive Apologetic for the Authority of Scripture - Final chapters take on ethical, scientific, and theological challenges— demonstrating the Bible's moral integrity regarding the topics of slavery and sexism; harmonizing exegetical and theological conclusions with the findings of science; addressing accusations that the Christian canon is the result of political and theological manipulation; ultimately defending the Bible as not simply historically reliable and consistent, but in fact the Word of God.
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