Friday, April 29, 2016

Reading Esther in the Shadow of ISIS


Book Review
Reading Esther in the Shadow of ISIS
A Jewish philosopher's perspective on how God delivers his people from radical evil.
Gerald McDermott
Where is God when his people suffer oppression? Why does he seem hidden as ISIS and Boko Haram murder Christians? Does God ever approve of war? God and Politics in Esther, a new book by Jewish political philosopher Yoram Hazony, addresses questions no less urgent today than in biblical times. Hazony, president of the Herzl Institute in Jerusalem, might be called the Jewish version of Reinhold Niebuhr or Richard John Neuhaus, two 20th-century thinkers who wrote extensively about how Christians can participate in the cities of this world while belonging ultimately to the City of God.... continue reading >>


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