With every earthquake and war, understanding the nature of evil and our response to it becomes more urgent.
In Evil and the Justice of God, N. T. Wright (Bishop of Durham and formerly Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey) suggests that Jesus’ death is the culmination of God’s response to evil – on a grander scale than we have ever imagined.
Can we possibly envision a world in which we are delivered from evil? N. T. Wright would have us work toward such a future through prayer and justice in our present hour. He believes we must be completely engaged in the process of redemption, learning to imagine “a world set free.” Most of all, we must nurture our capacity to forgive, as the final victory of God’s justice rests in divine forgiveness and its incidence in our world.
This profound book is a great biblical understanding and apologetic for anyone seriously wrestling with the problem of evil. Find a copy of Evil and the Justice of God at InterVarsity Press.