Satan and the Problem of Evil

Satan and the Problem of Evil

Gregory A. Boyd / Mar 02, 2021

Satan and the Problem of Evil Where does evil come from If there is a sovereign creator God as Christian faith holds is this God ultimately responsible for evil Does God s sovereignty mean that God causes each instance of sin an

  • Title: Satan and the Problem of Evil
  • Author: Gregory A. Boyd
  • ISBN: 9780830815500
  • Page: 471
  • Format: Paperback
  • Where does evil come from If there is a sovereign creator God, as Christian faith holds, is this God ultimately responsible for evil Does God s sovereignty mean that God causes each instance of sin and suffering How do Satan, his demons and hell fit into God s providential oversight of all creation and history How does God interact with human intention and action If peopleWhere does evil come from If there is a sovereign creator God, as Christian faith holds, is this God ultimately responsible for evil Does God s sovereignty mean that God causes each instance of sin and suffering How do Satan, his demons and hell fit into God s providential oversight of all creation and history How does God interact with human intention and action If people act freely, does God know in particular every human decision before the choice is made In this important book Gregory A Boyd mounts a thorough response to these ages old questions, which remain both crucial and contentious, both practical and complex In this work Boyd defends his scripturally grounded trinitarian warfare theodicy presented inGod at War with rigorous philosophical reflection and insights from human experience and scientific discovery Critiquing the classical Calvinist solution to the problem of evil, he advocates an alternative understanding of the sovereignty of the trinitarian God and of the reality of Satan that sheds light on our fallen human condition While all may not agree with Boyd s conclusions, Satan and the Problem of Evil promises to advance the church s discussion of these critical issues.

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      • Gregory A. Boyd

        Gregory A Boyd is the founder and senior pastor of Woodland Hills Church in St Paul, Minn and founder and president of ReKnew He was a professor of theology at Bethel College St Paul, Minn for sixteen years where he continues to serve as an Adjunct Professor Greg is a graduate of the University of Minnesota BA , Yale Divinity School M.Div , and Princeton Theological Seminary PhD Greg is a national and international speaker at churches, colleges, conferences, and retreats, and has appeared on numerous radio and television shows He has also authored and coauthored eighteen books prior to Present Perfect, including The Myth of a Christian Religion, The Myth of a Christian Nation, The Jesus Legend with Paul Eddy , Seeing Is Believing, Repenting of Religion, and his international bestseller Letters from a Skeptic.


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    1. La teodicea trinitaria del conflicto presenta con argumentos sólidos bíblicos, lógicos y de experiencia respuestas a dudas esenciales para creyentes y no creyentes. Muy importante para el día de hoy, sufriente por nuestras propias decisiones y azotado por males naturales que no tienen que ver con un propósito divino como se cree generalmente. Nuestro mundo está involucrado en una guerra cósmica entre agentes (humanos y angelicales) que se han alineado con Dios o con Satanás pero batalla [...]


    2. I purchased this book because it was cheap and because it seemed to interact with the same questions we were discussing in one of my classes (free will, the origin of evil, etc.). Greg Boyd is also one of the most famous proponents of open theism, which I didn't know much about.So, the main point of this book is that all evil in the world is due to the choices of human and demonic agents, not due to God or God's bigger plan. Boyd also rejects the idea that God allows evil in order to use it for [...]


    3. This is a book that requires a lot of thinking and reflection. It was helpful to have a dictionary close at hand. Dr. Boyd continues on from “God at War” but takes a closer look at the classical positions and what it means for God to be “in control”, freedom and the origin of evil, risk and the sovereignty of God to mention a few. This book is premised on six foundations that structure this trinitarian warfare theodicy and how God interacts with this world as well as their implementation [...]


    4. Lots to think through here and very helpful on creating a more robust understanding of evil, not to mention encourage your prayer life. This helps empower one to confront evil and not just think about it. Very helpful for a better pastoral response in front of human tragedy. Enjoyed the understanding of this book around a loving God first and foremost who is all powerful and all knowing. Also great thoughts around the God of the probabilities and understanding natural disasters and evils. I thin [...]


    5. Boyd has an amazing ability to synthesize and clearly articulate current philosophical debate and theological conversation. This book is worth having on your shelf, even if only for the way he summarizes and responds to so many theodicy perspectives. That being said, I found his overall argument quite persuasive. Each pillar of the "trinitarian warfare theodicy" is clearly spelled out and supported by philosophy, logic, and most importantly, scripture. He takes time and care to respond to concer [...]


    6. Very interesting read. I read the companion book (God at War) a few years ago and found it to be very well argued. This one was much more philosophical, which I don't typically go for, but Boyd's argument was spot on. The only thing I would say was missing from his argument was the consequences of the Cross in light of the warfare worldview, specifically in regards to how one should live in light of this worldview. While I agree with the world-view, the implications could get a little sketchy fo [...]


    7. Does God know everything about the future? Boyd argues that if God is to allow for the greatest amount of love, then He must allow for the greatest amount of evil. And this means that He will not know every action that all humans will make.Good stuff to think and ponder about.


    8. I didn't read every word of this book, nor the appendixes, but overall I found his arguments interesting and compelling and have already led to some great conversations. Book wise, I prefer the preceding book to this one, but this is a nice addition.



    9. this book is not and easy read by any means, but I'm learning a lot from it! read this if you want to be kicked in the butt with regards to how you deal with questions about evil in our culture!


    10. This book along with the previous istallment "God at War" were paradigm shifting for me. Excellent read. Makes me view both the world and the Bible in an entirely different light.



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