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Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Christian Focus
Publication Date: 2018
Series: Big Ten
Many people argue that the presence of evil in the world is proof that God cannot exist, or if He does exist, cannot be good or allpowerful.
Greg Welty uses biblical exegesis alongside his experience as a philosopher to present a different conclusion. God, the sovereign Creator and Sustainer of the world, really does work all things for good. A mustread for anyone struggling with this issue.
Chapter titles include:
1. What is the Problem of Evil?
2. The GreaterGood Theodicy: A Threefold Argument for Three Biblical Themes
3. Licensing the GreaterGood Theodicy: Gods Sovereignty over Evil
4. Limiting the GreaterGood Theodicy: The Inscrutability of Gods Purposes
5. Can Free Will or the Laws of Nature Solve the Problem of Evil?
Appendix: Going Beyond Job, Joseph and Jesus for the GreaterGood Theodicy
The Big Ten: Critical Questions Answered is a Christian apologetics series which addresses ten commonly asked questions about God, the Bible, and Christianity. Each book, while easy to read, is challenging and thoughtprovoking, dealing with subjects ranging from hell to science. A good read whatever your present opinions. The first two titles in the series are:
Why Should I Believe Christianity? by James N. Anderson
Does Christianity Really Work? by Williams Edgar
Greg Welty has written the book I'd always wanted to read on the problem of evil. Faithful to the Biblical witness ... gentle and sensitive ... this book should be of interest and benefit to believer and atheist alike.
Clear, logical, precise, and yet accessible ... Welty does not offer nonbiblical explanations for our world's pain and suffering. He gives Scripture's response.
Welty tackles the question well with balance, biblical faithfulness, and helpful insights.... I was personally edified by this work and I am glad to commend it.
Deep enough for philosophers and accessible enough for the person in the pew, this volume provides reassurance that God really does work all things for good.
Dr. Weltys Why is There Evil? wrestles with one of the deep mysteries of our faith, recognizing our own limitations and calling us to bow down before our sovereign Lord. Reading this book will cause you to think deeply and to worship reverently.
With clarity and concision, Greg Welty provides a penetrating look at the existence of good and evil in the world, the harsh reality of sin and suffering in our lives, and the role of our righteous, loving, and sovereign God over all. Whether you are a Christian or sceptic of Christianity, this book is sure to aid you.
Dr. Welty doesn't duck the hard questions, but answers them in a way that ordinary Christians can understand and then apply in their discussions with unbelievers.
The author does justice both to divine sovereignty and to the reality of human evil.
This book is clear, even conversational in its style, but it is a deeply thoughtful, profound analysis. It can be of great philosophical and pastoral help to people who are concerned about this question.
This is serious work and seriously outstanding. Highly recommended!
This book will have to be taken seriously by all who see the problem of evil as a strangle-hold on Christian truth.