A world renowned author and scholar grapples with the problem of evil in a world supposedly ruled by a God who is all-loving and all-powerful.
Evil and the Cross is a must read. It should be required of every theologian and every seminarian (the book actually began as a series of articles in Hokhma, a French journal for theology students). But, speaking as a pastor, it is just the sort of theology pastors should read as well. Not only does Blocker treat a universal pastoral issueï¿½what pastor has not faced the "why" question?ï¿½he also models pastoral theologizing, teasing out as he goes the real-life implications of his analysis. Further, while the book would probably overtax readers without some background in theology (and challenge those who do!), it is well-written and manages that most artful balance of "enough but not too much," so as to be really useful.--C. Richard Wells"Criswell Theological Review" (03/01/2007)