Is God to Blame?
Is God to blame? This is often the question that comes to mind when we confront real suffering in our own lives or in the lives of those we love. Pastor Gregory A. Boyd helps us deal with this question...
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Is God to blame? This is often the question that comes to mind when we confront real suffering in our own lives or in the lives of those we love. Pastor Gregory A. Boyd helps us deal with this question honestly and biblically, while avoiding glib answers. Writing for ordinary Christians, Boyd wrestles with a variety of answers that have been offered by theologians and pastors in the past. He finds that a fully Christian approach must keep the person and work of Jesus Christ at the very center of what we say about human suffering and God's place in it. Yet this is often just what is missing and what makes so much talk about the subject seem inadequate and at times even misleading. What comes through in Is God to Blame? is a hopeful picture of a sovereign God who is relentlessly opposed to evil, who knows our sufferings and who can be trusted to bring us through them to renewed life.
Gregory A. Boyd (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) is a pastor at Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minnesota. Previously, he was a professor of theology at Bethel College, also in St. Paul. His books include Cynic, Sage or Son of God?, Recovering the Real Jesus in an Age of Revisionist Replies, Letters from a Skeptic, God of the Possible, Repenting of Religion, Seeing is Believing, Escaping the Matrix, Is God to Blame?, and God at War and Satan and the Problem of Evil.
Koorong -Editorial Review.
- Is God To Blame? This Is Often The Question That Comes To Mind When We Confront Real Suffering In Our Own Lives Or In The Lives Of Those We Love. Pastor Gregory A. Boyd Helps Us Deal With This Question Honestly And Biblically, While Avoiding Glib Answers. Writing For Ordinary Christians, Boyd Wrestles With A Variety Of Answers That Have Been Offered By Theologians And Pastors In The Past. He Finds That A Fully Christian Approach Must Keep The Person And Work Of Jesus Christ At The Very Center Of What We Say About Human Suffering And God's Place In It. Yet This Is Often Just What Is Missing And What Makes So Much Talk About The Subject Seem Inadequate And At Times Even Misleading. What Comes Through In <em>is God To Blame?</em> Is A Hopeful Picture Of A Sovereign God Who Is Relentlessly Opposed To Evil, Who Knows Our Sufferings And Who Can Be Trusted To Bring Us Through Them To Renewed Life.
- Introduction: Why Did God Do This?
- 1. The Lie And The Truth
- 2. Evil And The Blueprint
- 3. Freedom And Risk
- 4. Complexity And War
- 5. Omnipotence And Two Variables
- 6. Prayer And Ambiguity
- 7. Life And Hope
- 8. Mercy And Hardening
- 9. Providence And Control
- Scripture Index