The Prince of This World Paperback

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The Prince of This World

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The most enduring challenge to traditional monotheism is the problem of evil, which attempts to reconcile three incompatible propositions: God is all-good, God is all-powerful, and evil happens. "The Prince of This World" traces the story of one of the most influential attempts to square this circle: the offloading of responsibility for evil onto one of God's rebellious creatures. In this striking reexamination, the devil's story is bitterly ironic, full of tragic reversals. He emerges as a theological symbol who helped oppressed communities cope with the trauma of unjust persecution, torture, and death at the hands of political authorities and eventually becomes a vehicle to justify oppression at the hands of Christian rulers. And he evolves alongside the biblical God, who at first presents himself as the liberator of the oppressed but ends up a cruel ruler who delights in the infliction of suffering on his friends and enemies alike. In other words, this is the story of how God becomes the devila devil who remains with us in our ostensibly secular age. "

The Prince of This World by Adam Kotsko was published by Stanford University Press in October 2016. The ISBN for The Prince of This World is 9781503600201.

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Page last updated 5th December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherStanford University Press (October 2016)
Weight318g
Number of Pages224
Thickness20 mm
Height5499 mm
Width3564 mm
ISBN9781503600201
ISBN-101503600203
Product Code4456490
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