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.

The Problem of Jesus

The Problem of Jesus
Author: Mark Clark
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-02-23
ISBN 10: 0310108314
ISBN 13: 9780310108313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Problem of Jesus Book Review:

The modern world portrays Jesus in many ways for many reasons. Some are well-intentioned but misguided, others are aberrations, still others have some but not all the essential keys. In order to see and understand the real Jesus and what the Gospels say about him, we have to see him in his first-century context—and work out from there. Here is a portrait of Jesus that in some ways will affirm what traditional Christianity has always understood about him...and, in other ways, upend it altogether. Award-winning author Mark Clark delves into the person and work of Jesus of Nazareth: his parables and miracles, his controversial challenge of discipleship and obedience, his seemingly insane claim to be God, and what his death and resurrection (if they did happen) actually mean. Mark is unafraid to tackle questions such as: What would first-century Jews have immediately recognized about Jesus that modern Christians often miss? What do the Gospels accomplish, and can we trust them? Is there a problem with science and Jesus' miracles? What are the barriers stopping people from following him? And what is Christianity in light of an accurate portrayal of the object of its faith? The Problem of Jesus engages with ideas from all realms of study: from Malcolm Gladwell and Jordan Peterson to historians, scientists, and philosophers; from N.T. Wright to C.S. Lewis; from Star Wars to Pretty Woman—all unite to form a breathtaking and accurate portrait of Jesus, the man, the message, and the mission, who forever altered the course of human history. "As a former atheist, I would call this book philosophical dynamite...The Problem of Jesus will take your thinking about Jesus—and your relationship with him—to whole new levels." —Pastor and author, Ray Johnston.

The Problem of God Yesterday and Today

The Problem of God  Yesterday and Today
Author: John Courtney Murray
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 121
Release: 1964-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780300001716
ISBN 13: 0300001711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Problem of God Yesterday and Today Book Review:

In an urbane and persuasive tract for our time, the distinguished Catholic theologian combines a comprehensive metaphysics with a sensitivity to contemporary existentialist thought. Father Murray traces the “problem of God” from its origins in the Old Testament, through its development in the Christian Fathers and the definitive statement by Aquinas, to its denial by modern materialism. Students and nonspecialist intellectuals may both benefit by the book, which illuminates the problem of development of doctrine that is now, even more than in the days of Newman, a fundamental issue between Roman Catholic and Protestant, theologians and nonspecialst intellectuals alike will find the subject of vital interest. As a challenge to the ecumenical dialogue, the question is raised whether, in the course of its development through different phases, the problem of God has come back to its original position. Father Murray is Ordinary professor of theology at Woodstock College, Woodstock, Maryland. St. Thomas More Lectures, 1. "A gem of a book—lucid, illuminating, brilliantly written. A fine contribution to the current Catholic theological renaissance."—Paul Weiss.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Can God Be Trusted

Can God Be Trusted
Author: John G. Stackhouse Jr.
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2009-01-28
ISBN 10: 0830828869
ISBN 13: 9780830828869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Can God Be Trusted Book Review:

In a world riddled with disappointment, malice and tragedy, what rationale do we have for believing in a benevolent God? Without brushing aside serious problems, John Stackhouse affirms that this world is the world we actually need and points to the Christian promise of transformation.

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.

The Reason for God

The Reason for God
Author: Timothy Keller
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2008-02-14
ISBN 10: 1101217650
ISBN 13: 9781101217658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reason for God Book Review:

A New York Times bestseller people can believe in—by "a pioneer of the new urban Christians" (Christianity Today) and the "C.S. Lewis for the 21st century" (Newsweek). Timothy Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, addresses the frequent doubts that skeptics, and even ardent believers, have about religion. Using literature, philosophy, real-life conversations, and potent reasoning, Keller explains how the belief in a Christian God is, in fact, a sound and rational one. To true believers he offers a solid platform on which to stand their ground against the backlash to religion created by the Age of Skepticism. And to skeptics, atheists, and agnostics, he provides a challenging argument for pursuing the reason for God.

Freud and the Problem of God

Freud and the Problem of God
Author: Hans Küng
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 1990-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780300047233
ISBN 13: 0300047231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freud and the Problem of God Book Review:

In this highly acclaimed book, one of the most prominent theologians in the world offers a theological and psychoanalytic assessment of Freud’s atheism and of its implications for current psychoanalytic practice. In the original section of the book, now entitled "God--An Infantile Illusion?,” Hans K�ng traces Freud’s views on religion and religious longing, compares Jung’s and Adler’s attitudes toward religion, shows that Freud’s arguments against the existence of God are theologically unsound, and concludes with a frank and provocative discussion of what psychoanalysis may be able to teach the Christian Church. In a new section, "Religion--The Final Taboo?,” K�ng points out that religions still plays a negligible role in the practice of psychoanalysis, despite its increasing importance in the lives of most people. Has religion replaced sex, K�ng asks, as an integral facet of human experience ignored or repressed by the very profession that seeks to enlighten? Reviews of the first edition: "This should stand as one of Dr. K�ng’s finest works.”--Edmund Fuller, Wall Street Journal "A balanced, thorough, and very readable discussion of Freud’s critique of religion... A model of the clarity, honesty, and fairness we can always expect to find in K�ng’s writings.” -John F. Haught, America "An honest, sympathetic pro-and-con assessment of specific elements of Freud’s critique by a well-known German Catholic theologian, easily accessible to the interested layperson and valuable for both theologians and psychologists.”--Library Journal "K�ng carefully, sympathetically investigates Freud’s interpretations of religion, both within his clinical theories and personal history.” -Lisa Mitchell, Los Angeles Times

Job The Faith to Challenge God

Job  The Faith to Challenge God
Author: Michael L. Brown
Publsiher: Hendrickson Publishers
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN 10: 1683072901
ISBN 13: 9781683072904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Job The Faith to Challenge God Book Review:

Just as there was no man on earth like Job, there is no book on earth like the book of Job. In this new commentary, biblical scholar Michael Brown brings Job to life for the twenty-first-century reader, exploring the raw spirituality of Job, his extraordinary faith, his friends’ theological errors, the mysteries of God’s speeches, and the unique answers to the problem of suffering offered in the book of Job. Undergirded by solid Hebrew scholarship but written with clarity for all serious students of Scripture, the commentary provides an important introduction to the study of Job, a new translation, a series of theological reflections, and additional exegetical essays providing in-depth discussion of key passages. Additional topics covered in the theological reflections include: • Challenging God as an Act of Faith • How Would Job Comfort a Sufferer? • Who Was the Satan? • Job and Jesus • Job and the New Atheists

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 and Inscrutable Evil

God and Inscrutable Evil
Author: David O'Connor
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 273
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780847687640
ISBN 13: 0847687643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God and Inscrutable Evil Book Review:

In this important new book, David O'Connor discusses both logical and empirical forms of the problem of inscrutable evil, perennially the most difficult philosophical problem confronting theism. Arguing that both a version of theism ("friendly theism") and a version of atheism ("friendly atheism") are justified on the evidence in the debate over God and evil, O'Connor concludes that a warranted outcome is a philosophical detente between those two positions. On the way to that conclusion he develops two arguments from evil, a reformed version of the logical argument and an indirect version of the empirical argument, and deploys both against a central formulation of theism that he describes as orthodox theism. God and Inscrutable Evil makes a valuable contribution to contemporary debates in the philosophy of religion.

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.

God and the Problem of Evil

God and the Problem of Evil
Author: Chad Meister,James K. Dew Jr.
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2017-05-16
ISBN 10: 0830891749
ISBN 13: 9780830891740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God and the Problem of Evil Book Review:

The problem of evil has produced many responses and elicited vigorous debate. In this multiview book, five philosophical theologians discuss and defend different solutions to this ancient problem: Phillip Cary on the classic view, William Lane Craig on Molinism, William Hasker on open theism, Thomas J. Oord on essential kenosis, and Stephen Wykstra on skeptical theism.

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.

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

Darwin s God Book Review: