God's Problem How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question--Why We Suffer

ISBN-10: 0061173924

ISBN-13: 9780061173929

Edition: 2009

Authors: Bart D. Ehrman

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Just as with Misquoting Jesus where Ehrman revealed how the corruption of scripture by scribes caused him to reject his once-conservative Christian beliefs, in God's Problem Ehrman will discuss for the first time his personal anguish when he discovered the Bible's incoherent explanations for suffering and how that caused him to lose his faith altogether. In a fresh departure from Ehrman's recent focus on the New Testament, he expands his research to include much of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) in God's Problem and reveal the core responses to suffering proposed by the different biblical writers.- The prophets: suffering is a punishment for sin - Job (two different answers): suffering is a test, for which you'll later be rewarded for passing; and that suffering is beyond comprehension, since we're just peons and God, after all, is GOD) - Ecclesiastes: it's just the nature of things, so suck it up -All apocalyptic texts (Daniel, plus the Apostle Paul's letters and the book of Revelation in the New Testament): God will eventually make right all that is wrong
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List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

New Testament scholar Bart D. Ehrman grew up in Lawrence, Kansas and graduated from Wheaton College in 1978. He earned his Masters of Divinity and PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary and has taught at Rutgers University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor. He has published more than 20 scholarly and popular books, including three New York Times bestsellers, plus numerous articles and book reviews.

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