Is God a Moral Monster? Making Sense of the Old Testament God
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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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  1. Barron1961
    Old Hickory, TN
    Age: 55-65
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    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Okay, but not great
    January 2, 2018
    Barron1961
    Old Hickory, TN
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Male
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 1
    I was very disappointed by this book. I under stand the need for the topics discussed in the book, but he uses entirely too much space on topis that dont require long , drawn out explanations. By way of example, the author devotes three lengthy chapters to slavery vs servitude in the Old Testament when he could have just rewritten the first chapter on the topic to include the elements of all three chapters. The one chapter, by rewriting it, could be just slightly longer and eliminated the other two chapters entirely. Much space is wasted with excessively wordy explanation making it take longer than it needed to to get through the book and made it less clear in its presentation.

    I have read several books on dealing with the objections to God and the Bible by what is being termed the New Atheists and all of them have blown this book right out of the water. I sincerely doubt that I will be reading any more books by this author.
  2. JJPJ
    Brownsville, TX
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Is God a Moral Monster
    February 2, 2017
    JJPJ
    Brownsville, TX
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: male
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    What a great study of one of the most attacked subjects of Christianity. I have already recommend this book to people who have children who have rejected the God of the bible for "Moral reasons." Thank you Paul Copan for your work in this area.
  3. twitch
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Is God a moral monster
    September 12, 2016
    twitch
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Great as it answers the question well.
  4. rogerj
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    1 Stars Out Of 5
    May 19, 2012
    rogerj
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 1
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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.
  5. Christopher Hume
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent book
    April 23, 2012
    Christopher Hume
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Great book that helps us understand God's dealings in the Old Testament.
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