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The Resource Wonder of the cross : the God who uses evil and suffering to destroy evil and suffering, Richard A. Shenk ; foreword by Simon Oliver

Wonder of the cross : the God who uses evil and suffering to destroy evil and suffering, Richard A. Shenk ; foreword by Simon Oliver

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Wonder of the cross : the God who uses evil and suffering to destroy evil and suffering
Title
Wonder of the cross
Title remainder
the God who uses evil and suffering to destroy evil and suffering
Statement of responsibility
Richard A. Shenk ; foreword by Simon Oliver
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When considering and confronting the problem of evil, we may be asking the wrong question: Why is there evil in the world if God is good and powerful? It may be wrong because it smuggles in an unbiblical premise: God can and should use his coercive power to relieve suffering since he is both good and able. But what if coercive power does not work to accomplish God's goals? This book is an investigation into the possibility that the noncoercive power of the Cross must be at the center of this issue, and that the Cross could reform this question. We could ask, instead, How is God destroying evil and suffering--and why is he taking so long? The answer to this reframed question might be: He is using evil and suffering to destroy evil and suffering for His People; this is how long it takes. While not a "solution" to the problem of evil, could this help us learn to delight in God in a world in which evil and suffering seem at times so relentless?
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Shenk, Richard A
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Theodicy
  • Good and evil
  • Suffering
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Wonder of the cross : the God who uses evil and suffering to destroy evil and suffering, Richard A. Shenk ; foreword by Simon Oliver
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibilographical references (pages 301-314) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
847941706
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xviii, 326 pages
Isbn
9781610978699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)847941706
Label
Wonder of the cross : the God who uses evil and suffering to destroy evil and suffering, Richard A. Shenk ; foreword by Simon Oliver
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibilographical references (pages 301-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
847941706
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xviii, 326 pages
Isbn
9781610978699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)847941706

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