What Does the Bible Say About Good and Evil


What Does the Bible Say About Good and Evil

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    About the book

    The award-winning What Does the Bible Say…? Series continues with this thoughtful examination of Good and Evil. Renowned scholar Fr. Michael Patella, a monk of Saint John’s Abbey, skillfully examines Sacred Scripture, telling the story of the covenantal relationship the Lord God has established with humankind through the incarnation of the Word, Jesus Christ. The Lord’s self-revelation to the People of God has established and made visible the Kingdom in which we dwell, a Kingdom which encompasses our workaday world in which we must judge, evaluate, and decide any number of moral actions on any given day.

    In its eight chapters, What Does the Bible Say About Good and Evil? addresses sin, divine law, violence, discernment, social responsibility, suffering, and love. Weaving stories from contemporary life with the stories of the Bible, Patella engages profound questions of good and evil with sensitivity and an abiding awareness of the depths of God’s love and goodness.

    About the author

    A monk of Saint John’s Abbey, Fr. Michael Patella is a professor of New Testament at Saint John’s University School of Theology and Seminary in Collegeville, Minnesota, where he also serves as the seminary rector. He has written on Paul, Mark, and angels and demons and contributed the exegesis of Luke’s Gospel for the Jerome Biblical Commentary, Fully Revised Edition. His work, Word and Image, addresses the theology, art, and interpretation of The Saint John’s Bible, a project for which he served as chair of the Committee on Illumination and Texts.