The Problem of Evil in the Western Tradition: From the Book of Job to Modern Genetics

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Liturgical Press, 2002 - 245 strán (strany)
Evil presents a profound and eternal challenge to humanity - why do we do what we know to be wrong? Why does not an all-good and omnipotent God step in and put an end to evil? The Problem of Evil looks at people's efforts to deal with evil, starting with ancient Israel and moving through the great figures of the Western tradition to the twenty-first century.
 

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The problem of evil in the Western tradition: from the Book of Job to modern genetics

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Kelly (religious studies, John Carroll Univ.; The Concise Dictionary of Early Christianity) provides a "good run around the bases": a view of the problem of evil in a range of Western religious and ... Čítať celú recenziu

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Some Perspectives on Evil
1
Israel and Evil
8
The New Adam
29
Out of Africa
40
The Broken Cosmos
51
The Middle Ages
62
Decline and Reform and Humanism
87
The Devils Last Stand
102
Human Evil in the Nineteenth Century
154
Science Evil and Original Sin
172
Modern Literary Approaches to Evil
188
Some Scientific Theories of Evil
200
Modern Religious Approaches to Evil
213
Epilogue
230
A Personal Reflection
233
Select Bibliography
235

Rationalizing Evil
119
The Attack on Christianity
133
Dissident Voices
145

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Strana 15 - Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Strana 11 - In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth. the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep. while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said. "Let there be light"; and there was light.
Strana 13 - And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah, and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.

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Joseph F. Kelly is professor of religious studies at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio.

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