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Evil and the Justice of God

Author N.T. Wright
Narrator Simon Vance
Runtime 4 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date December 29, 2006
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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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With 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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Best writing on forgiveness
As others have said, the chapter on forgiveness is worth the whole book. It is the best I have read on forgiveness, even though this was just 1 chapter, and I have at least one whole book on it (by R.T. Kendall), and that book was great. Also the references to Miroslav Volf, whom I will now read.
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Excellent
Excellent. It's been a while since I read this (I ought to have reviewed sooner) but I was thoroughly impressed.
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Review by / (Posted on 11/30/2016)
Great Book on the Problem of Evil
This is a great and down-to-earth book written by a stellar New Testament scholar who really knows his stuff. It is a book that is easy to read for the common layperson, but is backed by someone who is well respected in academia and has done his homework on the subject. One of the things I appreciated about Wright's undertaking of the problem of evil was that he makes a point to stress that it is a problem. He doesn't downplay the difficulty that evil gives us in this world - he doesn't dismiss evil as "not a big deal." He recognizes evil for what it is and the pain in brings through the suffering of countless people. But because of that, he demonstrates the great justice and victory of God as he defeats evil in the person of Jesus.

Wright's chapter on forgiveness is exceptional (Chapter 5: "Deliver Us From Evil"), and was very insightful and beneficial for me personally on understanding how there can be healing and restoration in light of evil that affects us individually.

Simon Vance, with his british accent, serves as fitting reader (I even initially wondered if it was Wright himself reading the book).
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Review by / (Posted on 10/23/2013)
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