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by James L. Crenshaw

Category: Humanities
Subcategory: Other
Author: James L. Crenshaw
ISBN: 0195140028
ISBN13: 978-0195140026
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (April 21, 2005)
Pages: 288
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Defending God does not disappoint. Addendum: My overall opinion of Crenshaw's book is unchanged, but his count of 10 Biblical answers to evil is a bit off, as his first, atheism is overstated

Defending God does not disappoint. It is sweeping in its survey of the many responses to injustice that ancient Israel explored, while never losing its focus on the singular tension between Gods mercy and love that is common to all. It is rigorous in its critique of the strengths and weaknesses of each possible response, without sacrificing the pained passion that drives every sufferers quest for answers, however unattainable. In sum, this book is a tour de force. Addendum: My overall opinion of Crenshaw's book is unchanged, but his count of 10 Biblical answers to evil is a bit off, as his first, atheism is overstated. Psalm 10 does not refer to the absence of God.

Despite the title, this is not a book of theodicy (a defense of God). Crenshaw's aim is to discuss in depth the various ways that the biblical writers deal with defending God in the face of evil

Despite the title, this is not a book of theodicy (a defense of God). This is a book describing theodicies (plural) in the Bible. In that book, Ehrman describes situations of clear evil in the world, and then writing outside of his expertise concludes that the Bible offers no effective answers to the problem of evil. Crenshaw's aim is to discuss in depth the various ways that the biblical writers deal with defending God in the face of evil. He gives ten responses from the Bible to evil (both natural and personal).

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Home Browse Books Book details, Defending God: Biblical Responses to the Problem. It is this question James Crenshaw seeks to address in this wide-ranging study of ancient theodicies. By James L. Crenshaw has been writing about and pondering the issue of theodicy - the humaneffort to justify the ways of the gods or God - for many years. In this volume he presents a synthesis of his ideas on this perennially thorny issue. The result sheds new light on the history of the human struggle with this intractable problem.

It is this question James Crenshaw seeks to address in this wide-ranging study of ancient theodicies. Crenshaw has been writing about and pondering the issue of theodicy - the human effort to justify the ways of the gods or God - for many years

It is this question James Crenshaw seeks to address in this wide-ranging study of ancient theodicies. Crenshaw has been writing about and pondering the issue of theodicy - the human effort to justify the ways of the gods or God - for many years.

It is this question James Crenshaw seeks to address in this wide-ranging study of ancient theodicies

It is this question James Crenshaw seeks to address in this wide-ranging study of ancient theodicies.

Request PDF On Oct 1, 2009, Dalit RomShiloni and others published Crenshaw, James L. Defending God: Biblical Responses to. .Studies on the Nature of God in Tribute to James L. Crenshaw ). Defending God : Biblical Responses to the Problem of Evil. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. The existence of evil has given rise to perplexed questioning of divine justice from the beginning of recorded history.

In the ancient Near East, when the gods detected gross impropriety in their ranks, they subjected their own to trial. When mortals suspect their gods of wrongdoing, do they have the right to put them on trial? What lies behind the human endeavor to impose moral standards of behavior on the gods? Is this effort an act of arrogance, as Kant suggested, or a means of keeping theological discourse honest? It is this question James Crenshaw seeks to address in this wide-ranging study of ancient theodicies. Crenshaw has been writing about and pondering the issue of theodicy - the human effort to justify the ways of the gods or God - for many years. In this volume he presents a synthesis of his ideas on this perennially thorny issue. The result sheds new light on the history of the human struggle with this intractable problem.
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