The Doors of the Sea
Where Was God in the Tsunami?
By David Bentley Hart
(William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Hardcover, 9780802829764, 109pp.)
Publication Date: July 2005
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Though he responds to those skeptical of Christian faith, Hart is at his most perceptive and provocative as he examines Christian attempts to rationalize the tsunami disaster. Many people want a divine plan that will make sense of evil. Hart contends, however, that the history of suffering and death is not willed by God. Rather than appealing to a divine calculus that can account for every instance of suffering, Christians must recognize the ongoing struggle between the rebellious powers that enslave the world and the God who loves it.
This meditation by a brilliant young theologian will deeply challenge serious readers grappling with God?'s ways in a suffering world.