"Somehow, strangely (and to us sometimes annoyingly), the Creator God will not simply abolish evil from this world. The question that swirls around these discussions is: Why not?"
N. T. Wright
In his hard-hitting tour de force, the author, a Norwegian medical doctor and theologian, takes on this question as he stands in the shadow of the Holocaust and exquisitely dissects the religious traditions which have argued that nonsensical faith is the highest form of religious commitment. The alternative he unveils as a masterful and eloquent portrait of God from Genesis to Revelation, culminates in stunned astonishment when the seventh seal is broken and “there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.”