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Divine evil? : the moral character of the God of Abraham

Author: Michael Bergmann; Michael J Murray; Michael C Rea
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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Adherents of the Abrahamic religions have traditionally held that God is morally perfect and unconditionally deserving of devotion, obedience, love, and worship. The Jewish, Christian, and Islamic scriptures tell us that God is compassionate, merciful, and just. As is well-known, however, these same scriptures contain passages that portray God as wrathful, severely punitive, and jealous. Critics furthermore argue
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Divine evil?
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010
(OCoLC)700953410
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Bergmann; Michael J Murray; Michael C Rea
ISBN: 9780199576739 0199576734 9780199671854 0199671850
OCLC Number: 1162812314
Description: xi, 337 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Does God love us? / Louise Antony. Comments / Eleonore Stump ; Reply to Stump / Louise Antony --
The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob / Edwin Curley. Comments / Peter van Inwagen ; Reply to van Inwagen / Edwin Curley --
Satanic verses : moral chaos in Holy Writ / Evan Fales. Comments / Alvin Plantinga ; Reply to Plantinga / Evan Fales --
Animal sacrifices / John Hare. Comments / James L. Crenshaw ; Reply to Crenshaw / John Hare --
God beyond justice / Mark C. Murphy. Comments / Wes Morriston ; Reply to Morriston / Mark C. Murphy --
The problem of evil and the history of peoples : "think Amalek" / Eleonore Stump ; Comments / Paul Draper ; Reply to Draper / Eleonore Stump --
What does the Old Testament mean? / Richard Swinburne. Comments / Wes Morriston ; Reply to Morriston / Richard Swinburne --
Reading Joshua / Nicholas Wolterstorff. Comments / Louise Antony ; Reply to Antony / Nicholas Wolterstorff --
What about the Canaanites? / Gary A. Anderson. Comments / Nicholas Wolterstorff ; Reply to Wolterstorff / Gary A. Anderson --
Canon and conquest : the character of the God of the Hebrew Bible / Christopher Seitz. Comments / Evan Fales ; Reply to Fales / Christopher Seitz --
God's struggles / Howard Wettstein.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Bergmann, Michael J. Murray and Michael C. Rea.

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Eleven original essays by philosophers and biblical scholars addressing the character of God as portrayed in the Hebrew Bible. Includes a critical commentary on each essay by another author, and  Read more...

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the book contains a variety of theistic approaches to dealing with the problem of divine evil. ... Whatever one makes of divine evil, this book most certainly promotes the human good. * Stewart Read more...

 
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