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Thursday, June 19, 2008

EVIL, ANGER, AND GOD - A Biblical Pastoral Study by Milton Crum

WingSpan Press
Livermore, CA
Genre: Religious
ISBN: 9781595942425, $12.95, 156 pp.

Quoting from the back cover:

"The Book in a Nutshell - Evil in Scripture denotes both suffering and behavior that causes it. Anger often follows suffering. Anger at people is condemned, but anger at God is accepted because biblical faith portrays God as inflicting evil. This faith calls for an understanding of language about God acting and a biblical theodicy revealing God’s goodness; both are provided. Portrayals of God as inflicting evil do not deny that, factually, humans inflict it, so the witness about human sin is included. Final chapters offer biblical deliverances from evil.

The author, after military service and business experience, served as a parish priest, a campus chaplain, and as a professor at the Virginia Theological Seminary where he taught a course on Evil, Anger, and God."

After trying to read this book, it is my feeling that it was not written for the average lay person. So, who might enjoy and understand this book?...possibly theological students, priests and other religious ministers. If you can understand the quote from the back cover, possibly this book may appeal to you too.

Kaye Trout - June 19, 2008