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The Message of Evil and Suffering: Light Into Darkness
by Peter Hicks
Evil and suffering have always been part of human experience, but they present a significant challenge to Christian belief in a good and all-powerful God. The biblical writers have no time for unreal idealism, in which the life of faith is supposed to be free from anguish, pain and perplexity. But they are confident that God's power and wisdom are sufficient to overcome an ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by IVP Academic
(first published 2006)
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Sep 26, 2012 Joseph Sverker added it · review of another edition
This is certainly a book dealing with this topic from a completely faith-based standpoint. Having said that, the author does possess a PhD in Philosophy from Oxford (as far as I know), so it is not because Hicks doesn't know his philosophy that this is not a philosophical treatment of the topic. It is, as he explains in the book, important that the topic of evil is treated either within the realm of philosophy and with the tools that is at one's disposal there, or within exegesis, or Christian t ...more