Crenshaw, James L.

Defending God biblical responses to the problem of evil / [electronic resource] : James L. Crenshaw. - Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005. - x, 275 p.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-264) and indexes.

Part I: Spreading the blame around -- The atheistic answer : abandoning the quest -- Alternative gods : falling back on a convenient worldview -- A demon at work : letting benevolence slip -- Part II: Redefining God -- Limited power and knowledge : accentuating human freedom -- Split personality : reconciling justice with mercy -- A disciplinary procedure : stimulating growth in virtue -- Punishment for sin : blaming the victim -- Part III: Shifting to the human scene -- Suffering as atonement : making the most of a bad thing -- Justice deferred : banking on life beyond the grave -- Mystery : appealing to human ignorance -- Disinterested righteousness : questioning the problem.

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Bible.--O.T.--Criticism, interpretation, etc.

Theodicy--Biblical teaching.
Good and evil--Biblical teaching.

Electronic books.

BS1199.T44 / C74 2005eb


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