Defending God: Biblical Responses to the Problem of Evil
Oxford University Press, 21 באפר׳ 2005 - 288 עמודים
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.
מה אומרים אנשים - כתיבת ביקורת
לא מצאנו ביקורות במקומות הרגילים
מהדורות אחרות - הצג הכל
Abraham adversary Advice and Probing Ancient Israel ancient Near East atheism attributes belief Ben Sira biblical blessing book of Job chapter concept context creator Crenshaw death deity deity’s divine justice Doubleday earth Egyptian Eliphaz Elohim emphasizes evil Exod expression Ezekiel Fortress fu¨r Genesis God’s gods guilt heaven heavenly Hebrew Bible human humankind individual innocent interpreters Isaac Isaiah Israelite James James L Jewish Job’s Joel Joel’s John Knox Jonah judge justice and mercy language literary literature mortals narrative narrator nations nature Old Testament one’s Oxford people’s person poem poet praise prayer present prophet Prov Proverbs Psalm 14 Psalm 82 psalmist punishment Qoheleth question religious response resurrection righteous servant Sheffield Sheol Sira Sira’s story suffering theodicy Theology thought tion tradition Ugarit understanding University Press verb verse Walter Brueggemann Westminster John Knox wicked wisdom wisdom literature word worship YHWH YHWH’s York