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Creation and the Persistence of Evil

The Jewish Drama of Divine Omnipotence

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This edition published in by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J.

Written in English

182 pages

This paperback edition brings to a wide audience one of the most innovative and meaningful models of God for this post-Auschwitz era. In a thought-provoking return to the original Hebrew conception of God, which questions accepted conceptions of divine omnipotence, Jon Levenson defines God’s authorship of the world as a consequence of his victory in his struggle with evil. He traces a flexible conception of God to the earliest Hebrew sources, arguing, for example, that Genesis 1 does not describe the banishment of evil but the attempt to contain the menace of evil in the world, a struggle that continues today.

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Creation and the Persistence of Evil

The Jewish Drama of Divine Omnipotence

First published in 1988



Work Description

This paperback edition brings to a wide audience one of the most innovative and meaningful models of God for this post-Auschwitz era. In a thought-provoking return to the original Hebrew conception of God, which questions accepted conceptions of divine omnipotence, Jon Levenson defines God’s authorship of the world as a consequence of his victory in his struggle with evil. He traces a flexible conception of God to the earliest Hebrew sources, arguing, for example, that Genesis 1 does not describe the banishment of evil but the attempt to contain the menace of evil in the world, a struggle that continues today.

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Dewey 296.3/4

Creation and the Persistence of Evil

The Jewish Drama of Divine Omnipotence

This edition published in by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [157]-176) and indexes.
Previously published: 1st ed. San Francisco : Harper & Row, c1988.

Series
Princeton paperbacks

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
296.3/4
Library of Congress
BS651 .L377 1994

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxxii, 182 p. ;
Number of pages
182

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1106719M
ISBN 10
0691029504
LC Control Number
94031950
Library Thing
29196
Goodreads
1407390

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