Evil and the Cross
Henri A. G. Blocher
This is a meaty book that, although only 130 pages in length, plumbs the depths of the human and divine mind. There is no doubt it is difficult to read and needs to be taken slow to make any kind of sense of it, but it proves richly rewarding when the time is taken to do just that.
Three mainstream solutions to the problem of evil are carefully analysed and then discarded as falling short in one or two key areas. Evil is treated as evil with no attempt to diminish its reality, and the author skillfully guides us through much philosophical reasoning (did I say it was meaty?!), convincing us in the process of the sovereignty of God in evil and the goodness of God in evil.
The conclusion is simple but profound – at the cross, evil is conquered as evil and God abolishes evil triumphing over sin and guilt and death.
About the author
Henri A. G. Blocher is a French evangelical theologian. He was Professor of Systematic Theology at fr:Faculté libre de théologie évangélique de Vaux-sur-Seine, France, from its founding in 1965 until 2003.
He was the Gunther Knoedler Professor of Systematic Theology at Wheaton College Graduate School from 2003–2008 and is now Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology back at Faculté Libre de Théologie Évangélique de Vaux-sur-Seine.