Death: the face of God’s enemy

Also in the latest issue of On the Road, Chris Marshall reviews David Bentley Hart’s Doors of the Sea : where was God in the tsunami? I want to read this book because his account of evil and God’s sovereignty resonates me. Marshall finishes the review with this, a paragraph of comfort to me:

The book… is an impassioned protest against fellow believers who, out of acute anxiety to protect God’s sovereignty, are all-too ready to see the hand of God behind the horrors of human history and the disasters of the natural world. For Hart, the greatest, and indeed the only, comfort a Christian can find in the death of a child is the knowledge that in the tragedy one sees, not the face of God, but the face of God’s enemy, whose ultimate defeat is assured.

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