Defending God: Biblical Responses to the Problem of Evil by James L. Crenshaw

By James L. Crenshaw

within the old close to East, whilst the gods detected gross impropriety of their ranks, they subjected their very own to trial. whilst mortals suspect their gods of wrongdoing, have they got the proper to place them on trial? What lies at the back of the human exercise to impose ethical criteria of habit at the gods? is that this attempt an act of vanity, as Kant prompt, or a method of conserving theological discourse sincere? it really is this query James Crenshaw seeks to handle during this wide-ranging research of old theodicies. Crenshaw has been writing approximately and wondering the difficulty of theodicy - the human attempt to justify the methods of the gods or God - for a few years. during this quantity he provides a synthesis of his rules in this perennially thorny factor. the end result sheds new mild at the heritage of the human fight with this intractable problem.

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