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God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question-Why We Suffer - Bart D. Ehrman
God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question-Why We Suffer
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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.
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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780061173974 (0061173975)
Publisher: HarperOne
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Defenestraethe
Defenestraethe rated it
Ehrman is brilliant and clear and thoughtful and everyone should read this book. I especially enjoyed his chapter on Ecclesiastes, which resonated with me.My original review, which I've been working on for two days, was less coherent, more my emotional response to reading the book. Then when I went ...
Bonnie Read a Book Today
Bonnie Read a Book Today rated it
4.0 God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question-Why We Suffer
Interesting insights into how the problem of suffering is approached by different writers in the Bible. I went into it hoping for a solid answer that I could take one way or the other--either see the problem as clearly as Ehrman does and reach the same conclusion, or else see that he was wrong and r...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it
5.0 God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question--Why We Suffer
This book is bit more personal than others Ehrman has written. Ehrman's inability to reconcile a world overwhelmed with sufferiung with an all-powerful, compassionate God drove him to agnosticism. As in his other books, Ehrman's approach is scholarly but completely accessible as he examines biblical...
EricCWelch
EricCWelch rated it
I have found all of Ehrman's books (and lectures published by the Teaching Company) to be readable, thought-provoking, fascinating, and a welcome antidote to the mindless religio-babble coming from many so-called Christians, especially of the television variety.
spocksbro
spocksbro rated it
I enjoyed this book largely because Ehrman has come to the same conclusion regarding God (at least as he's conceived in the West) as I have, though by a far different route. He began life in a fairly religious family and actually became "born again" at one point. My home life was quite the opposite,...
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