Is God a Moral Monster? Making Sense of the Old Testament God  -     By: Paul Copan
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A recent string of popular-level books written by the New Atheists have leveled the accusation that the God of the Old Testament is nothing but a bully, a murderer, and a cosmic child abuser. This viewpoint is even making inroads into the church. How are Christians to respond to such accusations? And how are we to reconcile the seemingly disconnected natures of God portrayed in the two testaments?

In this timely and readable book, entitled Is God a Moral Monsterapologist Paul Copan takes on some of the most vexing accusations of our time, including:

  • God is arrogant and jealous
  • God punishes people too harshly
  • God is guilty of ethnic cleansing
  • God oppresses women
  • God endorses slavery
  • Christianity causes violence


Copan not only answers God's critics, he also shows how to read both the Old and New Testaments faithfully, seeing an unchanging, righteous, and loving God in both.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Baker Books
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0801072751
ISBN-13: 9780801072758
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A recent string of popular-level books written by the New Atheists have leveled the accusation that the God of the Old Testament is nothing but a bully, a murderer, and a cosmic child abuser. This viewpoint is even making inroads into the church. How are Christians to respond to such accusations? And how are we to reconcile the seemingly disconnected natures of God portrayed in the two testaments?

In this timely and readable book, apologist Paul Copan takes on some of the most vexing accusations of our time, including:


God is arrogant and jealous
God punishes people too harshly
God is guilty of ethnic cleansing
God oppresses women
God endorses slavery
Christianity causes violence
and more


Copan not only answers God's critics, he also shows how to read both the Old and New Testaments faithfully, seeing an unchanging, righteous, and loving God in both.

Author Bio

Paul Copan (PhD, Marquette University) is the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida. He is the author of several apologetics books and lives with his wife and five children in Florida.

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    This is one of the worst books I have ever read concerning Christianity. To state that Canaanite children were done no harm by killing them because they went to heaven is one of the most absurd things I have ever heard.
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    Great book that helps us understand God's dealings in the Old Testament.
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    I found this book to be a worthy treatment of refuting the New Atheists claims against Scripture and God. Copan answers questions that have nagged me for some time. I really enjoyed it. A worthwhile addition to my library.
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    I have often wondered how to answer the questions about the Old Testament references that were somewhat confusing about God's nature. This book does an excellent job. Although I have just began to read this, it has already opened my understanding and helped me frame answers to difficult questions.
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    Superb scholarship by a first rate Philosopher
    September 14, 2011
    Ken Black
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    Dr. Paul Copan is a great apologist for the matters that trouble many Christians. This book should be read and discussed in every Sunday School in America and abroad.
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