The God Problem

The God Problem
Author: Robert Wuthnow
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2012-09-01
ISBN: 0520274288
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God Problem Book Excerpt:

"The message of this book is that we can learn something important about faith by listening closely to the language people use in talking about their faith"--Preface.

The God Problem

The God Problem
Author: Howard Bloom
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 708
Release: 2012-08-30
ISBN: 1616145528
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God Problem Book Excerpt:

God’s war crimes, Aristotle’s sneaky tricks, Einstein’s pajamas, information theory’s blind spot, Stephen Wolfram’s new kind of science, and six monkeys at six typewriters getting it wrong. What do these have to do with the birth of a universe and with your need for meaning? Everything, as you’re about to see. How does the cosmos do something it has long been thought only gods could achieve? How does an inanimate universe generate stunning new forms and unbelievable new powers without a creator? How does the cosmos create? That’s the central question of this book, which finds clues in strange places. Why A does not equal A. Why one plus one does not equal two. How the Greeks used kickballs to reinvent the universe. And the reason that Polish-born Benoît Mandelbrot—the father of fractal geometry—rebelled against his uncle. You’ll take a scientific expedition into the secret heart of a cosmos you’ve never seen. Not just any cosmos. An electrifyingly inventive cosmos. An obsessive-compulsive cosmos. A driven, ambitious cosmos. A cosmos of colossal shocks. A cosmos of screaming, stunning surprise. A cosmos that breaks five of science’s most sacred laws. Yes, five. And you’ll be rewarded with author Howard Bloom’s provocative new theory of the beginning, middle, and end of the universe—the Bloom toroidal model, also known as the big bagel theory—which explains two of the biggest mysteries in physics: dark energy and why, if antimatter and matter are created in equal amounts, there is so little antimatter in this universe. Called "truly awesome" by Nobel Prize–winner Dudley Herschbach, The God Problem will pull you in with the irresistible attraction of a black hole and spit you out again enlightened with the force of a big bang. Be prepared to have your mind blown. From the Hardcover edition.

Solving the God Problem

Solving the God Problem
Author: Brian K. Smith
Publsiher: Kereru Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-06-05
ISBN: 0473322552
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solving the God Problem Book Excerpt:

Solving the God Problem is a commentary on the gospel of John, designed for those with little or no Biblical background. The vocabulary Brian uses is that of everyday English. Technical terms and phrases have been avoided. The sentence structure is simple rather than complex, thus making for ease of reading and understanding. The overall style is conversational. All imagery and illustration by way of commentary comes from present day culture. Former theological students of Brian, may remember this in its original form "Xerox Equation". Andrew Gamman and Caroline Bindon of Kereru Publishing have both used the commentary in various ministry settings and are excited to publish it and make it available for wide use. While those who are involved in ministry will find it useful, it is also easily accessible for Christians of every stage of faith and explains profoundly and simply the Good News.

The God Problem

The God Problem
Author: Nigel Leaves
Publsiher: Polebridge PressWestar Inst
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God Problem Book Excerpt:

The twenty-first century has witnessed a dangerous shift in focus about belief (or non-belief) in God. God is not to be debated but defended at all costs. In short, God has become a problem. How then might we return to a reasoned debate about God's existence? In this book Nigel Leaves evaluates four ways of addressing the God Problem - panentheism, non-realism, grassroots spirituality, and religious naturalism. These are the current responses to the increasing difficulty of God-talk in the context of the latest critical and scientific thinking. Leaves provides an excellent point of departure and a resource for a discussion on how we may speak of God today.

God and the Problem of Evil

God and the Problem of Evil
Author: Chad Meister,James K. Dew Jr.
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2017-05-16
ISBN: 0830891749
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God and the Problem of Evil Book Excerpt:

The problem of evil has produced many responses and elicited vigorous debate. In this multiview book, five philosophical theologians discuss and defend different solutions to this ancient problem: Phillip Cary on the classic view, William Lane Craig on Molinism, William Hasker on open theism, Thomas J. Oord on essential kenosis, and Stephen Wykstra on skeptical theism.

God and The Twelve Problems of Evil

God and The Twelve Problems of Evil
Author: Thomas Ronald Vaughan
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2020-06-08
ISBN: 1725266733
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God and The Twelve Problems of Evil Book Excerpt:

This book of essays asks the enduring, age-old question, "If God is loving and good, why is there so much evil?" It answers boldly, "Because God creates, sustains, and 'allows' evil in the world." This fact is the greatest and most impenetrable mystery of the Christian faith. Twelve categories of evil are thereafter described and analyzed. The case is made that God is actively involved in the manifestations of evil, mysteriously and paradoxically suffers with her beloved children, but is "in control" of it all. Whatever harms, causes suffering, or destroys persons, animals, or the precious earth will be eliminated forever, but only in God's good time. Until then, believers must overcome evil with good, maintaining faith in the God whose thoughts and ways are not ours.

The Problem of Evil and the Power of God

The Problem of Evil and the Power of God
Author: Atle Ottesen Søvik
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2011-05-23
ISBN: 9004205616
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Problem of Evil and the Power of God Book Excerpt:

This book discusses four different answers to the problem of evil, provided by Richard Swinburne, Keith Ward, David Griffin and Johan Hygen. The author suggests several improvements to these answers and concludes that there is a coherent answer to the problem of evil.

God the Problem

God the Problem
Author: Gordon D. Kaufman
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1972
ISBN: 9780674355262
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God the Problem Book Excerpt:

The most significant issue on the religious scene is whether it is possible, or even desirable, to believe in God. Kaufman's valuable study does not offer a doctrine of God, but instead explores why God is a problem for many moderns, the dimensions of that problem, and the inner logic of the notion of God as it has developed in Western culture.

The Problem of God

The Problem of God
Author: Mark Clark
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-08-22
ISBN: 0310535239
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Problem of God Book Excerpt:

The Problem of God explores answers to the most difficult questions raised against Christianity. A skeptic who became a Christian and then a pastor, author Mark Clark grew up in an atheistic home. After his father's death, he began a skeptical search for truth through the fields of science, philosophy, and history, eventually finding answers in the last place he expected: Christianity. In a winsome, persuasive, and humble voice, The Problem of God responds to the top ten interrogations people bring against God, and Christianity, including: Does God even exist in the first place? What do we do with Christianity's violent history? Is Jesus just another myth? Can the Bible be trusted? Why should we believe in Hell anymore today? Each chapter answers the specific challenge using a mix of theology, philosophy, and science. Filled with compelling stories and anecdotes, The Problem of God presents an organized and easy-to-understand range of apologetics, focused on both convincing the skeptic and informing the Christian. The book concluding with Christianity's most audacious assertion: how should we respond to Jesus' claim that he is God and the only way to salvation.

Learn to Live 5 God s Amazing Problem Solver

Learn to Live 5  God s Amazing Problem Solver
Author: William D. Reid
Publsiher: Covenant Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2021-08-13
ISBN: 1636307485
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learn to Live 5 God s Amazing Problem Solver Book Excerpt:

The Bible is the greatest problem-solving book ever written. It explains what’s wrong with the world and how to fix it. It clarifies what is wrong with humanity and how to fix it. The Bible demonstrates clearly what works and what doesn’t work when we are trying to fix our messed up lives. When God spelled out the “dos and don’ts” for successful living, he said, “Trust me on this.” When Jesus explained the plan of salvation through his death and resurrection, he said, “Trust me on this.” When Paul wrote to his churches, he was always careful to explain that righteousness and salvation are through Jesus Christ alone. He clearly proclaimed, “Trust Jesus Christ on this.” Problem-solving is really fairly simple. We must learn to trust God, trust Jesus Christ, and trust the Word of God. The Bible is very good at identifying the problem and then listing the solutions to the problem. Understanding is the easy part. Application is the hard part. Every successful person understands the words read, study, learn, practice, and work hard. They are excellent words for every Christian who wants to succeed and win.

Pragmatic Pluralism and the Problem of God

Pragmatic Pluralism and the Problem of God
Author: Sami Pihlstrom,Sami Pihlström
Publsiher: Fordham Univ Press
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2013-04
ISBN: 0823251586
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pragmatic Pluralism and the Problem of God Book Excerpt:

The book is a study of pragmatism and pragmatic pluralism in the philosophy of religion. Through critical examinations of James's, Dewey's, and recent neopragmatists' ideas, it argues that key issues in the field--including the debate between evidentialism and fideism, and the problem of evil--need rearticulation from a pragmatic pluralistic perspective.

The Problem of God in Modern Thought

The Problem of God in Modern Thought
Author: Philip Clayton
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780802838858
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Problem of God in Modern Thought Book Excerpt:

It is widely believed that modern philosophers have dismissed the idea of God and opted instead for a secular humanism. Challenging these stereotypes through a careful study of major philosophical texts written since the Enlightenment, Philip Clayton shows how the main thinkers of the modern period have continued to wrestle with the problem of God and to make proposals for understanding the divine. Following up on his award-winning book God and Contemporary Science, Clayton here explores the constructive resources that modern thought offers to those struggling with the notion of God as "infinite" and "perfect." He finds in the narrative of modern thought about God strong support for panentheism, the new theological movement that maintains the transcendence of God while denying the separation of God and the world.

The Reality of God and the Problem of Evil

The Reality of God and the Problem of Evil
Author: Brian Davies
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2006-10-11
ISBN: 1441138706
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reality of God and the Problem of Evil Book Excerpt:

An important new book on how we can still believe in a God of love and confront the problem of evil in the world. Probably the most important book on the subject since John Hick's book `Evil and the God of Love`. &; Evil is a strong word that people now employ fairly rarely. Many people believe these days that God is omnipotent,omniscient and good and that what we deem to be bad or evil in the world is no reason for abandoning belief in God. It is an intellectual or theoretical problem not one where the focus is on how one might bring about some desirable goal ( a practical matter). &; Professor Davies says we should tackle this problem by attending to the basics, by asking whether there is a God and then What is God? he starts by summarizing the arguments so far (from Seneca to the present day). He then moves to what he describes as the basics (see above) and demonstrates that much of what has been written about on the topic of evil is in fact irrelevant or just plain wrong. &; Finally, though many theologians argue that evil is a mystery, Davies argues that this too is wrong and a cop out. We should rather be concerned with the problem (or mystery) of good. The real issue is ` Why is there not more good than there is`. From the discussion Aquinas emerges as a hero (as filtered through analytical philosophy) but many moderns thinkers do not emerge so well. Davies effectively picks holes int e arguments of Peter Geach, Paul Helm, Richard Swinburne and even Mary Baker Eddy. &; This is a lively book on a tricky subject, written at all times with humour and much practical example.

How to Let God Solve Your Problems

How to Let God Solve Your Problems
Author: Charles Stanley
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2008-06-08
ISBN: 1418566888
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Let God Solve Your Problems Book Excerpt:

“God, how did I get in this mess!?” Is that the cry of your heart? You may be in the midst of an emotional hurricane right now and wondering Can anything good come out of this situation? Or you may be stumbling through the aftermath of a physical or financial crisis, fearful that you’ll never get back on your feet. In How to Let God Solve Your Problems, Dr. Charles Stanley demonstrates how God allows times of trial for a number of reasons: To turn your attention back toward Him. To adjust your priorities. To purify and prepare you for greater service. To better form you into His image. To grant you the experience of His comfort. Whether your hardship is the result of sin, unwise choices, or simply the consequence of living in a fallen world, God still has a plan for your life. He is aware of your circumstances, He has not forgotten His promises, and He will guide you through your difficulty to victory!

My Problem God s Opportunity

My Problem God s Opportunity
Author: Tim Johnson
Publsiher: Xulon Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2009-06
ISBN: 1607916916
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Problem God s Opportunity Book Excerpt:

Life s Problems God s Solutions

Life s Problems   God s Solutions
Author: J. Dwight Pentecost
Publsiher: Kregel Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9780825496547
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life s Problems God s Solutions Book Excerpt:

Dr. Pentecost draws from his years of counseling experience to find answers in the Word of God to issues such as guilt, doubt, depression, and resentment.

God in Action Problems in Theology

God in Action  Problems in Theology
Author: Jeff Astley,David Brown,Ann Loades
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2004-12-09
ISBN: 0567082237
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God in Action Problems in Theology Book Excerpt:

This reader brings together carefully selected material from a wide range of authors on the meaning and status of divine action. It samples the recent literature on providence, miracle, prayer and grace together with some relevant classical texts. Topics include locating God's action, images of divine control, human freedom in relation to providence and grace, the nature of and evidence of miracle, prayer and pain, answers to prayer, and the experience of grace. Contributors include Peter Baelz, Karl Barth, Vincent Brummer, David Hume, David Jenkins, C. S. Lewis, Helen Oppenheimer, D. Z. Phillips, Karl Rahner, Paul Tillich, Thomas Tracy, Victor White and Maurice Wiles.

Problems of Evil and the Power of God

Problems of Evil and the Power of God
Author: Professor James A Keller
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2013-05-28
ISBN: 1409477797
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Problems of Evil and the Power of God Book Excerpt:

Why do bad things happen, even to good people? If there is a God, why aren't God's existence and God's will for humans more apparent? And if God really does miracles for some people, why not for others? This book examines these three problems of evil – suffering, divine hiddenness, and unfairness if miracles happen as believers claim – to explore how different ideas of God's power relate to the problem of evil. Keller argues that as long as God is believed to be all-powerful, there are no adequate answers to these problems, nor is it enough for theists simply to claim that human ignorance makes these problems insoluble. Arguing that there are no good grounds for the belief that God is all-powerful, Keller instead defends the understanding of God and God's power found in process theism and shows how it makes possible an adequate solution to the problems of evil while providing a concept of God that is religiously adequate.

Big Problems Bigger God

Big Problems  Bigger God
Author: Steve Smothermon
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0736963928
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Problems Bigger God Book Excerpt:

You may be facing challenging circumstances, intense pain, crushing disappointment, or silent regrets, but you can find help and encouragement to get through the tough parts. Big Problems, Bigger God is your no-holds-barred guide to difficult challenges and the hope they can produce as you walk with God through them.

The Problem of God

The Problem of God
Author: S.H. Smith
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-06-03
ISBN: 1499086105
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Problem of God Book Excerpt:

The Problem of God falls into two equal parts. The first of these deals with the traditional theistic arguments for God’s existence (ontological, cosmological, teleological, experiential, moral), exploring the extent to which they succeed as rational arguments. On the assumption that the God of traditional theism does exist, the second part addresses the problems posed by his traditional attributes (his eternity, omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence, and role as creator). The aim of the book is to encourage the reader to engage with problems that are too often overlooked.