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Evil and the Justice of God Hardcover – October 5, 2006
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Evil is more serious than either our culture or our theology has supposed. How might Jesus' death be the culmination of the Old Testament solution to evil but on a wider and deeper scale than most
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Buy the book, you won't be disappointed. It inspired me to buy "How God became King" which I'll also review when I'm finished (halfway though it now).
Bishop Wright the biblical origins of evil by beginning in Genesis and then carrying the thread throughout the Hebrew Scriptures and then the New Testament. He asks the question, what can God do about evil? He speaks of the cross, resurrection, and life in the Spirit as being God's reversal of evil in God's New Creation that began according to John 20:1 "Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark..." when Mary came to the tomb and found it empty. The author in no way encourages Christians to ignore the problem of evil, but rather invites us to imagine a world without evil and to pray for God's will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven and deliver us from evil. This is not a light weight treatment of the subject, but this book is not difficult reading. There is not any highly technical language so anyone could read and understand this book. I recommend it highly. God bless.