How can God exist in a world of skyrocketing violence and shocking exploitation? Walking us through this troubling puzzle, N.T. Wright explores 21st century turmoil and the definition of evil from Old and New Testament perspectives---then examines what Christians can do about it. Filmed on location in Israel, South Africa, and England. Includes study guide. Approx. 50 minutes.
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Format: DVD Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press Publication Date: 2006 Dimensions: 7.50 X 5.38 (inches)
ISBN: 0830834346 ISBN-13: 9780830834341 Availability: In Stock
Mass murders, pedophiles, terrorism, earthquakes, disease. It's not good enough, says Tom Wright, to say that if we all try a little harder we can create a perfect world. This is the world in which evil can and does take over individuals, institutions and sometimes whole nations. Filmed in Israel, South Africa and England, Evil confronts some of the major issues of our time, from the Christmas Tsunami to the African AIDS pandemic, from the Iraq war and 9/11 to the murky world of violence and sexual exploitation, and puts them under the biblical spotlight. In this 50-minute film, a companion to Wright's book Evil and the Justice of God, explores with Desmond Tutu in South Africa the potential for defeating evil. There is a solution to the problem of evil, he says, if only we have the honesty and the courage to name it and understand it for what it is.
N. T. Wright, formerly bishop of Durham in England, is research professor of New Testament and early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He was formerly canon theologian of Westminster Abbey and dean of Lichfield Cathedral. He also taught New Testament studies for twenty years at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities. Wright's full-scale works and are part of a projected six-volume series titled Christian Origins and the Question of God. Among his many other published works are and