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Who is to blame? : disasters, nature, and acts of God

Author: R S White
Publisher: Oxford ; Grand Rapids, Michigan : Monarch Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Bob White, a geophysicist, tackles one of the biggest conundrums in Christian thinking. He combines a profound knowledge of the science behind natural processes with thorough research into their impact, and underpins it with a carefully reasoned theological response. Examining each type of disaster in turn, he illuminates the way in which human factors almost always turn natural processes, without which the earth  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R S White
ISBN: 9780857214737 085721473X
OCLC Number: 890434229
Description: 208 pages, 4 pages of color plates : illustrations (some color), maps, charts ; 20 cm
Contents: Part I. Setting the scene. The problem of "natural" disasters --
This fertile world --
Global population increase --
Part II. Natural disasters. Earthquakes --
Volcanic eruptions --
Floods --
Famines --
Other disasters --
Disasters recorded in the Bible --
Part III. Biblical reflections on disasters. Paradise lost: what went wrong? --
Why do bad things happen to good people? --
Joseph, famine, and family reunion --
Job, family disaster, and wisdom from the whirlwind --
Jesus, a collapsed tower, and the Kingdom of God.
Responsibility: Robert S. White.

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Introduction to the classic problem of how an omnipotent God of Love can allow natural disasters and suffering  Read more...

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"Professor White offers a solidly Christian perspective on some of the most important events in our world: "natural disasters." Since "nature" is no more than the way God's own creation works, these Read more...

 
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