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Evil And the Justice of God [Hardcover]

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Pages   176
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.34" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2006
Publisher   IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN  0830833986  
EAN  9780830833986  

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A popular Christian scholar addresses powerful and pressing themes surrounding evil, stressing that it is more serious than either culture or theology has supposed.

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Merit Award, 2007 Christianity Today Theology/Ethics BookWith every earthquake and war, understanding the nature of evil and our response to it becomes more urgent. Evil is no longer the concern just of ministers and theologians but also of politicians and the media.We hear of child abuse, ethnic cleansing, AIDS, torture and terrorism, and rightfully we are shocked. But, N. T. Wright says, we should not be surprised. For too long we have naively believed in the modern idea of human progress. In contrast, postmodern thinkers have rightly argued that evil is real, powerful and important, but they give no real clue as to what we should do about it.In fact, evil is more serious than either our culture or our theology has supposed. How then might Jesus' death be the culmination of the Old Testament solution to evil but on a wider and deeper scale than most imagine? Can we possibly envision a world in which we are delivered from evil? How might we work toward such a future through prayer and justice in the present?These are the powerful and pressing themes that N. T. Wright addresses in this book that is at once timely and timeless.

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N. T. Wright Born in 1948 in Northumberland, England, N.T. Wright is the Bishop of Durham. He was formerly Dean of Lichfield and lecturer in New Testament studies at Oxford University as well as fellow, tutor, and chaplain of Worcester College, Oxford. He has also served as professor of New Testament language and literature in various colleges and universities. With doctorates in divinity and in philosophy from the University of Oxford, N. T. Wright is a member of the Society for New Testament Studies, the Society of Biblical Literature, the Institute for Biblical Research, the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical Research, and the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars. He has published more than 40 works at both scholarly and popular levels related to New Testament studies, especially on the origins of Christianity and Biblical Christology.

N. T. Wright has an academic affiliation as follows - Worcester College, Oxford.

N. T. Wright has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Christian Origins and the Question of God (Paperback)
  2. N.T. Wright for Everyone Bible Study Guides
  3. New Testament for Everyone
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  5. T&t Clark Cornerstones
  6. Tyndale New Testament Commentaries (IVP Numbered)

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A road map...  Mar 8, 2007
...for thinking about evil in light of God's justice. While there is a lot of ambiguity regarding evil and justice, Wright does a great job of navigating through the issues. He does not shirk the tough problems, but with a nuanced understanding, helps to chart a path out the other side. In typical Wright-fashion, he gives broad overviews and then unpacks these dense ideas. A very timely topic: one that helped me to critically engage the issues in current US foreign policy better.
Wright Responds to Lisbon -- Or Does He?  Feb 21, 2007
Bishop Wright begins his five-part meditation on Evil by refering to well-known horrific events such as the Lisbon earthquake, 9/11, the Sumatra tsunami and Katrina, suggesting that he will deal with the conundrum of "natural evil" as well as the "personal evil" that pervades the world. This promise is not fulfilled, for most of the book focuses on personal evil and how a just God had dealt and will deal with it, and how human beings might relate to it relevantly today. He frames the problem within the framework of the Christus Victor theory, and concludes that "Jesus throughout his public career and supremely at the cross had dealt with it [evil], taken its full force, exhausted it," thereby effectively defeating it. He concludes with some very practical thoughts on what it means to forgive orselves and forgive others. In his presentation Wright dialogues with such luminaries as Susan Neiman,Desmund Tutu, Miroslav Wolf and I. Gregory Jones. Wright's conclusions will not be convincing to all - in what sense can we say the power of evil (natural as well as personal) has been exhausted? -- but as always he is a provocative and pastoral writer, each of whose books I have read with benefit.
Forgiveness  Feb 9, 2007
No living writer has influenced my perceptions of Christianity as much as Bishop Wright. With this book the good bishop has done an invaluable service to all of us who interact with those that believe God is an angry traffic cop on a regular basis. I can't tell you how many times I've fumbled around trying to explain what the crucifixion and resurrection really mean, what 'forgiveness of sins' means, and so on. This book, in a very clear, and easy to understand way lays out what God is doing to to grapple with evil, and what we Christians are called to do in the expectation of 'the life of the world to come'. My only suggestion would be for IVP to re-release this book in a 'study group' format, as it addresses so many questions that are raised by so many that are searching for meaning.
More of the Wright Stuff  Jan 18, 2007
Bishop Wright does an excellent job of explaining what God is doing about the problem of Evil. He does not get lost in the weeds of why there is evil to begin with, but accepts the fact that evil exists and that God is working through His creation to solve the problem of Evil. Bishop Wright takes us from the Old Testament through the Crucifixion and Resurrection and then asks us to consider what kind of world God wants us to help Him build - what would the world look like if evil wasn't a condition of our existence.

In short, buy this book!
A clear explanation of what justice means and requires of me  Jan 9, 2007
Justice is often considered an unobtainable goal. Not so says Tom Wright and we all have a role to play to bring justice to the world. He explains historically how justice was marred by man's actions and then he gives tremendous hope that it will be restored. For anyone despairing that real justice can be found read this book and become part of the justice solution and find excitement in doing so!

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