Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility: Biblical Perspective in Tension

Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility Biblical Perspective in Tension One of the greatest obstacles to religious belief is the problem of why God allows suffering in the world At the root of such a question is the issue of divine power and authority versus human freedom

  • Title: Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility: Biblical Perspective in Tension
  • Author: D.A. Carson
  • ISBN: 9781579108595
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Paperback
  • One of the greatest obstacles to religious belief is the problem of why God allows suffering in the world At the root of such a question is the issue of divine power and authority versus human freedom if God can make everything good, why doesn t He just get on and do it All religious systems struggle with this question, and it affects every aspect of Christian belief aOne of the greatest obstacles to religious belief is the problem of why God allows suffering in the world At the root of such a question is the issue of divine power and authority versus human freedom if God can make everything good, why doesn t He just get on and do it All religious systems struggle with this question, and it affects every aspect of Christian belief and experience This is a book for all who wrestle with such questions at a scholarly and professional level students of theology and philosophy, clergy, teachers, university and Bible college tutors The author brings a evangelical viewpoint to this debate.

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    1. This is Carson's doctoral dissertation and as such it is a dense read, but very rewarding. I have to admit that I skipped all of the intertestamental portions of the book, but thoroughly enjoyed the OT and NT portions.I think to start off it is important to understand the following:"The sovereignty-responsibility tension is not a problem to be solved; rather, it is a framework to be explored." There are no easy solutions to this tension, but we must not deny what the bible says. "To admit we do [...]

    2. This is not a complete review because I read only the introduction and the last two chapters: "The Soteriology of John" and "The Formulation of the Tension." Maybe when I get some more time, I'll come back for the rest (although I may have already gleaned most of the profit).With that caveat, I found the portions of this book that I did read incredibly helpful! I found Carson saying many of the same things I have been taught much more clearly than I have ever heard them said before. The chapter [...]

    3. Carson's work was insightful, but because of its scope and berevity, served mostly to whet one's appetite for the sovereignty/responsibility tension found within Scripture. Carson's treatment of the intertestemental literature is proficient and helpful, but his greatest contribution comes from his discussion of the tension as seen in the Gospel of John. Carson maintains a humble attitude towards the mysteries of Scripture that many on both sides of the debate, including myself, could learn from. [...]

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