The Doors of the Sea: Where Was God in the Tsunami?
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 20. 6. 2005 - 109 strán (strany)
As news reports of the horrific tsunami in Asia reached the rest of the world, commentators were quick to seize upon the disaster as proof of either God s power or God s nonexistence. Expanding on his Wall Street Journal piece, Tremors of Doubt, published the last day of 2004, David Bentley Hart here returns to this pressing question: How can the existence of a good and loving God be reconciled with such suffering? Hart clarifies the biblical account of God s goodness, the nature of evil, and the shape of redemption, incisively revealing where both Christianity s champions and its critics misrepresent what is most essential to Christian belief.
Though he responds to those skeptical of Christian faith, Hart is at his most perceptive and provocative as he examines Christian attempts to rationalize the tsunami disaster. Many people want a divine plan that will make sense of evil. Hart contends, however, that the history of suffering and death is not willed by God. Rather than appealing to a divine calculus that can account for every instance of suffering, Christians must recognize the ongoing struggle between the rebellious powers that enslave the world and the God who loves it.
This meditation by a brilliant young theologian will deeply challenge serious readers grappling with God s ways in a suffering world.
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My one criticism of this work is that perhaps it is too densely packed. In fact, it may take multiple readings to understand, yet I believe it is worth the effort. Čítať celú recenziu
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This is a fascinating book written from an Orthodox perspective on the problem of God and suffering. It was recommended by Deb. I want to write more fully about it. [Aug. 2008] Čítať celú recenziu