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Divine Evil?The Moral Character of the God of Abraham$
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Michael Bergmann, Michael J. Murray, and Michael C. Rea

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199576739

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576739.001.0001

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Comments on ‘Reading Joshua’

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Divine Evil?

Louise Antony

Oxford University Press

Professor Wolterstorff has set himself the task of explaining ‘how we are to understand the fact that some of God's actions as presented in Scripture seem patently unjust on Scripture's own understanding of justice’. I quote his words, because I am not sure I understand exactly what this project is. It's clearly not just a matter of explaining why the Bible contains apparently contradictory messages and claims. That would be easy, at least in principle. We know that the Bible had many different authors and redactors, working at different times and with different purposes, so it's unsurprising that the work as a whole harbors inconsistencies. Many contemporary Jews and Christians...

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