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.

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.

God s Problem

God s Problem
Author: Bart D. Ehrman
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 9780061744402
ISBN 13: 0061744409
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 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 is written by a skeptic who became a Christian and then a pastor, all while exploring answers to the most difficult questions raised against Christianity. Growing up in an atheistic home, Mark Clark struggled through his parents' divorce, acquiring Tourette syndrome and OCD in his teen years. After his father's death, he began a skeptical search for truth through science, philosophy, and history, eventually finding answers in Christianity. In a disarming, winsome, and persuasive way, The Problem of God responds to the top ten God questions of our present age, including: Does God even exist? 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? The book concludes with Christianity's most audacious assertion: how should we respond to Jesus' claim that he is God and the only way to salvation.

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.

The Problem of Evil the Problem of God

The Problem of Evil   the Problem of God
Author: Dewi Zephaniah Phillips
Publsiher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780800637750
ISBN 13: 0800637755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Problem of Evil the Problem of God Book Review:

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.

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.

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.

The Reality of God and the Problem of Evil

The Reality of God and the Problem of Evil
Author: Brian Davies
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2006-10-11
ISBN 10: 1441138706
ISBN 13: 9781441138705
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

An important new book on how we can still believe in a God of love and confront the problem of evil in the world. Probably the most important book on the subject since John Hick's book `Evil and the God of Love`. &; Evil is a strong word that people now employ fairly rarely. Many people believe these days that God is omnipotent,omniscient and good and that what we deem to be bad or evil in the world is no reason for abandoning belief in God. It is an intellectual or theoretical problem not one where the focus is on how one might bring about some desirable goal ( a practical matter). &; Professor Davies says we should tackle this problem by attending to the basics, by asking whether there is a God and then What is God? he starts by summarizing the arguments so far (from Seneca to the present day). He then moves to what he describes as the basics (see above) and demonstrates that much of what has been written about on the topic of evil is in fact irrelevant or just plain wrong. &; Finally, though many theologians argue that evil is a mystery, Davies argues that this too is wrong and a cop out. We should rather be concerned with the problem (or mystery) of good. The real issue is ` Why is there not more good than there is`. From the discussion Aquinas emerges as a hero (as filtered through analytical philosophy) but many moderns thinkers do not emerge so well. Davies effectively picks holes int e arguments of Peter Geach, Paul Helm, Richard Swinburne and even Mary Baker Eddy. &; This is a lively book on a tricky subject, written at all times with humour and much practical example.

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.

The God Problem

The God Problem
Author: Nigel Leaves
Publsiher: Polebridge PressWestar Inst
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105124028700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God Problem Book Review:

The twenty-first century has witnessed a dangerous shift in focus about belief (or non-belief) in God. God is not to be debated but defended at all costs. In short, God has become a problem. How then might we return to a reasoned debate about God's existence? In this book Nigel Leaves evaluates four ways of addressing the God Problem - panentheism, non-realism, grassroots spirituality, and religious naturalism. These are the current responses to the increasing difficulty of God-talk in the context of the latest critical and scientific thinking. Leaves provides an excellent point of departure and a resource for a discussion on how we may speak of God today.

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.

Theodicy Beyond the Death of God

Theodicy Beyond the Death of  God
Author: Andrew Shanks
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2018-02-02
ISBN 10: 1351607200
ISBN 13: 9781351607209
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theodicy Beyond the Death of God Book Review:

True theodicy is partly a theoretical corrective to evangelistic impatience: discounting the distortions arising from over-eager salesmanship. And partly it is a work of poetic intensification, dedicated to faith’s necessary struggle against resentment. This book contains a systematic survey of the classic theoretical-corrective theodicy tradition initiated, in the early Seventeenth Century, by Jakob Böhme. Two centuries later, Böhme’s lyrical thought is translated into rigorous philosophical terms by Schelling; and is, then, further, set in context by Hegel’s doctrine of providence at work in world history. The old ‘God’ of mere evangelistic impatience is, as Hegel sees things, ‘dead’. And so theodicy is liberated, to play its proper role: illustrated here with particular reference to the book of Job, the post-Holocaust poetry of Nelly Sachs, and the thought of Simone Weil. A boldly polemical study, this book is a bid to re-ignite debate on the whole topic of theodicy. As such, it will be of great interest to scholars in religious studies, theology and philosophy.

God and the Problem of Evil

God and the Problem of Evil
Author: Chad V. Meister
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2017-01-01
ISBN 10: 0830891749
ISBN 13: 9780830891740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God and the Problem of Evil Book Review:

Evil abounds. And so do the attempts to understand God in the face of such evil.

God and Other Minds

God and Other Minds
Author: Alvin Plantinga
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 277
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9780801497353
ISBN 13: 0801497353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Author: W. Jay Wood
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN 10: 0773594663
ISBN 13: 9780773594661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Book Review:

The first part of the book addresses the epistemological concerns, focusing on arguments for and against the claim that theism is rationally justifiable. These include discussion of cosmological arguments, the ontological argument, the argument from design, and the moral argument for God's existence. Metaphysical questions about God's nature, in particular God's knowledge and power, and the nature of religious experience constitute the second part of the book. Epistemological and metaphysical questions are shown to be related since, if the concept of a God perfect in wisdom, power, and goodness is incoherent, it cannot be reasonable to believe that God exists. Throughout his discussion Wood draws on the most recent writings in the field as well as classic arguments and offers readers a clear, balanced, and incisive analysis of the core philosophical arguments for the existence of God. The book equips readers with the necessary understanding of issues in natural theology that will enable them to tackle more specialized and complex questions in the philosophy of religion.

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.

The God Delusion 10th Anniversary Edition

The God Delusion  10th Anniversary Edition
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2016-05-19
ISBN 10: 1784161934
ISBN 13: 9781784161934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God Delusion 10th Anniversary Edition Book Review:

The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between 'intelligent design' and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights such as women's and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind. Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.

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.

Solving the God Problem

Solving the God Problem
Author: Brian K. Smith
Publsiher: Kereru Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015-06-05
ISBN 10: 0473322552
ISBN 13: 9780473322557
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solving the God Problem Book Review:

Solving the God Problem is a commentary on the gospel of John, designed for those with little or no Biblical background. The vocabulary Brian uses is that of everyday English. Technical terms and phrases have been avoided. The sentence structure is simple rather than complex, thus making for ease of reading and understanding. The overall style is conversational. All imagery and illustration by way of commentary comes from present day culture. Former theological students of Brian, may remember this in its original form "Xerox Equation". Andrew Gamman and Caroline Bindon of Kereru Publishing have both used the commentary in various ministry settings and are excited to publish it and make it available for wide use. While those who are involved in ministry will find it useful, it is also easily accessible for Christians of every stage of faith and explains profoundly and simply the Good News.