Creation and the Persistence of Evil

by Jon D. Levenson

On Sale: 10/01/2013

Creation and the Persistence of Evil

by Jon D. Levenson

On Sale: 10/01/2013

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About the Book

This paperback edition of Creation and the Persistence of Evil brings to a wide audience one of the most innovative and meaningful models of God for this post-Auschwitz era. In a thought-provoking return to the original Hebrew conception of God, which questions accepted conceptions of divine omnipotence, Jon Levenson defines God's authorship of the world as a consequence of his victory in his struggle with evil. Classic doctrines of God's creation of the universe from the void do not do justice to the complexity of that hard-fought battle, which is uncertain in its outcome. Levenson traces this more flexible conception of God to the earliest Hebrew sources. He argues that Genesis 1 does not describe the banishment of evil but the attempt to contain the menace of evil in the world, a struggle that continues today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062319883
  • ISBN 10: 0062319884
  • Imprint: HarperOne
  • On Sale: 10/01/2013
  • Pages: 208
  • List Price:10.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : RELIGION / General

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