"This masterful biblical and rabbinic study of creation and evil may challenge Christian proponents of creation theology and spirituality and adherents of the doctrine of creatio ex nihilo."--John C. Endres, S.J., Theological Studies
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Some interesting stuff in this book but a lot of conjecture. The ideas in this book is what one might expect when trying to tackle evil and God's sovereignty apart from the New... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jim Wells
A leading theologian told me that this book was one of the most influential books they had read about how to understand the Old Testament. That's a glowing recommendation! Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jeremy Myers - Writing at RedeemingGod
Though published 1988, Jon Levenson’s “Creation and the Persistence Evil: The Jewish Drama of Omnipotence” still breaths invigorating and lively words into the hearts and minds of... Read morePublished 10 months ago by William H. Brown
A book that was fuel for much of my theological study and my passion for studying theodicy, Biblical concepts of evil, and ritual process. Read morePublished 14 months ago by JeffMulac
Jon Levenson's "Creation and the Persistence of Evil" is certainly worth reading for its ingenious and heartfelt effort to free God from responsibility for evil by... Read morePublished on October 27, 2013 by Richard Rubenstein
I was delighted to see that Jon D. Levenson's "Creation and the Persistence of Evil: The Jewish Drama of Divine Omnipotence" had recently joined his earlier "Sinai & Zion: An... Read morePublished on October 15, 2013 by Ian M. Slater
Like my paperback copy of this book which I lost, it seems Amazon may have lost my review of this book but (checking in my own directory of reviews, I can't find it either. Read morePublished on November 3, 2011 by B. Marold
It's too bad that this very intelligent, deeply thought out book isn't available. Although the book is small, it requires an intense involvement as it contemplates the often... Read morePublished on May 11, 2010 by HanaBluma