The God Problem

The God Problem
Author: Howard Bloom
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 708
Release: 2012-08-30
ISBN 10: 1616145528
ISBN 13: 9781616145521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God Problem Book Review:

God’s war crimes, Aristotle’s sneaky tricks, Einstein’s pajamas, information theory’s blind spot, Stephen Wolfram’s new kind of science, and six monkeys at six typewriters getting it wrong. What do these have to do with the birth of a universe and with your need for meaning? Everything, as you’re about to see. How does the cosmos do something it has long been thought only gods could achieve? How does an inanimate universe generate stunning new forms and unbelievable new powers without a creator? How does the cosmos create? That’s the central question of this book, which finds clues in strange places. Why A does not equal A. Why one plus one does not equal two. How the Greeks used kickballs to reinvent the universe. And the reason that Polish-born Benoît Mandelbrot—the father of fractal geometry—rebelled against his uncle. You’ll take a scientific expedition into the secret heart of a cosmos you’ve never seen. Not just any cosmos. An electrifyingly inventive cosmos. An obsessive-compulsive cosmos. A driven, ambitious cosmos. A cosmos of colossal shocks. A cosmos of screaming, stunning surprise. A cosmos that breaks five of science’s most sacred laws. Yes, five. And you’ll be rewarded with author Howard Bloom’s provocative new theory of the beginning, middle, and end of the universe—the Bloom toroidal model, also known as the big bagel theory—which explains two of the biggest mysteries in physics: dark energy and why, if antimatter and matter are created in equal amounts, there is so little antimatter in this universe. Called "truly awesome" by Nobel Prize–winner Dudley Herschbach, The God Problem will pull you in with the irresistible attraction of a black hole and spit you out again enlightened with the force of a big bang. Be prepared to have your mind blown. From the Hardcover edition.

God s Problem

God s Problem
Author: Bart D. Ehrman
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061744409
ISBN 13: 9780061744402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God s Problem Book Review:

One Bible, Many Answers In God's Problem, the New York Times bestselling author of Misquoting Jesus challenges the contradictory biblical explanations for why an all-powerful God allows us to suffer.

The God Problem

The God Problem
Author: Robert Wuthnow
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2012-09-01
ISBN 10: 0520274288
ISBN 13: 9780520274280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God Problem Book Review:

"The message of this book is that we can learn something important about faith by listening closely to the language people use in talking about their faith"--Preface.

The Problem of God

The Problem of God
Author: Mark Clark
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-08-22
ISBN 10: 0310535239
ISBN 13: 9780310535232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Problem of God Book Review:

The Problem of God explores answers to the most difficult questions raised against Christianity. A skeptic who became a Christian and then a pastor, author Mark Clark grew up in an atheistic home. After his father's death, he began a skeptical search for truth through the fields of science, philosophy, and history, eventually finding answers in the last place he expected: Christianity. In a winsome, persuasive, and humble voice, The Problem of God responds to the top ten interrogations people bring against God, and Christianity, including: Does God even exist in the first place? What do we do with Christianity's violent history? Is Jesus just another myth? Can the Bible be trusted? Why should we believe in Hell anymore today? Each chapter answers the specific challenge using a mix of theology, philosophy, and science. Filled with compelling stories and anecdotes, The Problem of God presents an organized and easy-to-understand range of apologetics, focused on both convincing the skeptic and informing the Christian. The book concluding with Christianity's most audacious assertion: how should we respond to Jesus' claim that he is God and the only way to salvation.

Who Is God

Who Is God
Author: J. I. Roe
Publsiher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2021-07-26
ISBN 10: 1638447365
ISBN 13: 9781638447368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Is God Book Review:

Who Is God? The Problem with Man is a book that is meant to introduce you to the triune god, Elohim. It leads you to be able to have a better understanding of who God is and who we are to God. The Introduction alone will provoke the thought and help the reader gain a better understanding of the existence of God so that they can move past the problem of where it came from. This is one book that the reader will not want to skip over the Introduction. The book is divided into four parts with three parts devoted to each part of the Godhead: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The last part of the book is dedicated to serving God. The author pulls a lot of information from Scripture and the influences of other great authors and pastors, such as C. S. Lewis, A. W. Tozer, Billy Graham, and Dr. Charles Stanley. The book is meant to provoke the reader to live a life crucified to self and alive with joy in God. It is great for the new Christian as an introduction to God and a guidebook to godly living. It will also be a great book for the Christian who is seeking more in their life, and it will provoke them to find more for their life by living their life less for themselves and more for God.

God the Problem

God the Problem
Author: Gordon D. Kaufman
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1972
ISBN 10: 9780674355262
ISBN 13: 0674355261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God the Problem Book Review:

The most significant issue on the religious scene is whether it is possible, or even desirable, to believe in God. Kaufman's valuable study does not offer a doctrine of God, but instead explores why God is a problem for many moderns, the dimensions of that problem, and the inner logic of the notion of God as it has developed in Western culture.

Darwin s God

Darwin s God
Author: Cornelius G. Hunter
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 1532688571
ISBN 13: 9781532688577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Is God to Blame

Is God to Blame
Author: Gregory A. Boyd
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2009-09-20
ISBN 10: 083087576X
ISBN 13: 9780830875764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Is God to Blame Book 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 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.

Problems of Evil and the Power of God

Problems of Evil and the Power of God
Author: Professor James A Keller
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2013-05-28
ISBN 10: 1409477797
ISBN 13: 9781409477792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Problems of Evil and the Power of God Book Review:

Why do bad things happen, even to good people? If there is a God, why aren't God's existence and God's will for humans more apparent? And if God really does miracles for some people, why not for others? This book examines these three problems of evil – suffering, divine hiddenness, and unfairness if miracles happen as believers claim – to explore how different ideas of God's power relate to the problem of evil. Keller argues that as long as God is believed to be all-powerful, there are no adequate answers to these problems, nor is it enough for theists simply to claim that human ignorance makes these problems insoluble. Arguing that there are no good grounds for the belief that God is all-powerful, Keller instead defends the understanding of God and God's power found in process theism and shows how it makes possible an adequate solution to the problems of evil while providing a concept of God that is religiously adequate.

God and the Problem of Evil

God and the Problem of Evil
Author: William L. Rowe
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2001-07-16
ISBN 10: 9780631222217
ISBN 13: 0631222219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God and the Problem of Evil Book Review:

God and the Problem of Evil brings together influential essays on the question of whether the amount of seemingly pointless malice and suffering in our world counts against the rationality of belief in God, a being who is said to be all-powerful, all-knowing, and perfectly good.

Wandering in Darkness

Wandering in Darkness
Author: Eleonore Stump
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2012-09-13
ISBN 10: 0191056316
ISBN 13: 9780191056314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wandering in Darkness Book Review:

Only the most naïve or tendentious among us would deny the extent and intensity of suffering in the world. Can one hold, consistently with the common view of suffering in the world, that there is an omniscient, omnipotent, perfectly good God? This book argues that one can. Wandering in Darkness first presents the moral psychology and value theory within which one typical traditional theodicy, namely, that of Thomas Aquinas, is embedded. It explicates Aquinas's account of the good for human beings, including the nature of love and union among persons. Eleonore Stump also makes use of developments in neurobiology and developmental psychology to illuminate the nature of such union. Stump then turns to an examination of narratives. In a methodological section focused on epistemological issues, the book uses recent research involving autism spectrum disorder to argue that some philosophical problems are best considered in the context of narratives. Using the methodology argued for, the book gives detailed, innovative exegeses of the stories of Job, Samson, Abraham and Isaac, and Mary of Bethany. In the context of these stories and against the backdrop of Aquinas's other views, Stump presents Aquinas's own theodicy, and shows that Aquinas's theodicy gives a powerful explanation for God's allowing suffering. She concludes by arguing that this explanation constitutes a consistent and cogent defense for the problem of suffering.

The Reality of God and the Problem of Evil

The Reality of God and the Problem of Evil
Author: Brian Davies
Publsiher: Continuum
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2006-12-11
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105123257508
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reality of God and the Problem of Evil Book Review:

Focuses on how we can still believe in a God of love and confront the problem of evil in the world. The author starts by summarizing the arguments so far (from Seneca). He describes the basics and demonstrates that much of what has been written about on the topic of evil is in fact irrelevant or just plain wrong.

The Problem of Evil and the Problem of God

The Problem of Evil and the Problem of God
Author: Dewi Zephaniah Phillips
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105114597821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Problem of Evil and the Problem of God Book Review:

"This book is D.Z. Phillips' systematic attempt to discuss the problem of evil. He argues that the problem is inextricably linked to our conception of God. In an effort to distinguish between logical and existential problems of evil, that inheritance offers us distorted accounts of God's omnipotence and will. In his interlude, Phillips argues that, as a result, God is ridiculed out of existence, and found unfit to plead before the bar of decency. However, Phillips elucidates a neglected tradition in which we reach a different understanding of God's presence amidst suffering, and addresses the ultimate question of how God can be said to be with those who are crushed by life's afflictions." "An ideal text for students of philosophy, religious studies and theology, but also for anyone who reflects seriously on the danger of adding to human evils by the way in which we write and think about them."--Jacket

God Is Not Great

God Is Not Great
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-11-19
ISBN 10: 1551991764
ISBN 13: 9781551991764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Is Not Great Book Review:

Christopher Hitchens, described in the London Observer as “one of the most prolific, as well as brilliant, journalists of our time” takes on his biggest subject yet–the increasingly dangerous role of religion in the world. In the tradition of Bertrand Russell’s Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris’s recent bestseller, The End Of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope’s awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix.

The Problem with God

The Problem with God
Author: Peter Steinberger
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-07-02
ISBN 10: 0231535201
ISBN 13: 9780231535205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Problem with God Book Review:

Whether people praise, worship, criticize, or reject God, they all presuppose at least a rough notion of what it means to talk about God. Turning the certainty of this assumption on its head, a respected educator and humanist shows that when we talk about God, we are in fact talking about nothing at all—there is literally no such idea—and so all of the arguments we hear from atheists, true believers, and agnostics are and will always be empty and self-defeating. Peter J. Steinberger's commonsense account is by no means disheartening or upsetting, leaving readers without anything meaningful to hold on to. To the contrary, he demonstrates how impossible it is for the common world of ordinary experience to be all there is. With patience, clarity, and good humor, Steinberger helps readers think critically and constructively about various presuppositions and modes of being in the world. By coming to grips with our own deep-seated beliefs, we can understand how traditional ways asserting, denying, or even just wondering about God's existence prevent us from seeing the truth—which, it turns out, is far more interesting and encouraging than anyone would have thought.

Critiques of God

Critiques of God
Author: Peter Adam Angeles
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 371
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000031733076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critiques of God Book Review:

Essays on atheism by Kurt Baier, John Dewey, Paul Edwards, Antony Flew, Sigmund Freud, Erich Fromm, Sidney Hook, Walter Kaufmann, Corliss Lamont, Wallace I. Matson, H.J. McCloskey, Ernest Nagel, Kai Nielsen, Richard Robinson, Bertrand Russell, and Michael Scriven.

Not God Enough

Not God Enough
Author: J.D. Greear
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 0310337860
ISBN 13: 9780310337867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not God Enough Book Review:

Pastor and author J. D. Greear reveals that the secret to a robust, passionate faith isn't getting all the right answers about God, but seeing God as the awesome, glorious, and infinite presence that He is. We like God small. We prefer a God who is safe, domesticated, who thinks like we think, likes what we like, and whom we can manage, predict, and control. A small God is convenient. Practical. Manageable. For us, thinking of God as so infinitely greater and wiser than we are and who would cause us to tremble in his presence is a leftover relic from an oppressive, archaic view of religion. But what if this small version of God we've created is holding us back from the greatest experience of our lives--from genuine, confident, world-transforming faith? In Not God Enough, J.D. reveals how to discover a God who: is big enough to handle your questions, doubts, and fears is not silent is worthy of worship wants to take you from boring to bold in your faith has a purpose and mission for you on earth is pursuing you right now The truth: God is big. Bigger than big. Bigger than all the words we use to say big. Only a God of infinite power, wisdom, and majesty can answer our deepest questions and meet our deepest longings. God is not just a slightly better, slightly smarter version of you. God is infinite and glorious, and an encounter with Him won't just change the way you think about your faith. It'll change your entire life.

Atheism

Atheism
Author: George H. Smith
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2010-11-02
ISBN 10: 1615929959
ISBN 13: 9781615929955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atheism Book Review:

"Does a god exist? This question has undoubtedly been asked, in one form or another, since man has had the ability to communicate. . . Thousands of volumes have been written on the subject of a god, and the vast majority have answered the questions with a resounding 'Yes!' " "You are about to read a minority viewpoint." With this intriguing introduction, George H. Smith sets out to demolish what he considers the most widespread and destructive of all the myths devised by man - the concept of a supreme being. With painstaking scholarship and rigorous arguments, Mr. Smith examines, dissects, and refutes the myriad "proofs" offered by theists - the defenses of sophisticated, professional theologians, as well as the average religious layman. He explores the historical and psychological havoc wrought by religion in general - and concludes that religious belief cannot have any place in the life of modern, rational man. "It is not my purpose to convert people to atheism . . . (but to) demonstrate that the belief in God is irrational to the point of absurdity. If a person wishes to continue believing in a god, that is his prerogative, but he can no longer excuse his belief in the name of reason and moral necessity."

Big Problems Bigger God

Big Problems  Bigger God
Author: Steve Smothermon
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-10-01
ISBN 10: 0736963936
ISBN 13: 9780736963930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Problems Bigger God Book Review:

Are you or someone you love in a world of hurt right now? You may be facing challenging circumstances, intense pain, crushing disappointment, or silent regrets. But you don't have to fold. You don't have to resign yourself to defeat. You can find help and encouragement to get through the tough parts—to clarify the truth about your life, to replace self-sabotaging behaviors, to discover areas where you need a change of heart or perspective. And here's the promise: As you keep moving forward through adversity, you'll discover the greatness and the grace of God. Because you'll realize how truly great and gracious he is only when you endure hard times and emerge on the other side. Big Problems, Bigger God is your no-holds-barred guide to difficult challenges and the hope they can produce as you walk with God through them.

A God of Justice

 A God of Justice
Author: Qiana J. Whitted
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015080833992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A God of Justice Book Review:

Focusing on the representations of spiritual crisis in twentieth-century African American fiction and autobiography, Qiana J. Whitted asks how some of the most distinguished writers of this tradition wrestle with the inexplicable nature of God and the experience of unmerited natural and moral sufferings such as racial oppression. Although this spiritual and existential dilemma of "the problem of evil" is not unique to African Americans, writers such as Countée Cullen, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Ernest Gaines, Alice Walker, and Toni Morrison offer paradigmatic examples of it in black life and culture after World War I. Whitted argues that these spiritual struggles so often articulated through the cry for divine justice are central to an understanding of modern black literary engagements with religion. Chapters explore the discourse of religious doubt and questioning through the crucified black Christ and the mourner's bench tropes, womanist spiritual infidelity, and the humanist improvisations of blues narratives. For too long, the author contends, literary critics have explained this suffering through platitudes of endurance and communal redemption, valorizing problematic notions of unquestioned faith and self-sacrifice. By questioning what is at stake for African Americans who call for divine justice, Whitted challenges the assumptions about African American religiosity by revealing an alternative tradition of narrative dissent and philosophical engagement. In doing so, she broadens the horizons of critical inquiry in black literary and cultural studies.