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David Bentley Hart is an Eastern Orthodox scholar of religion and a philosopher, writer, and cultural commentator. His books include The Experience of God and The New Testament: A Translation.
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Works by David Bentley Hart

Roland in Moonlight (2021) 25 copies

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Orthodox Readings of Augustine (2008) — Contributor — 71 copies
The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology (2007) — Contributor — 68 copies
Divine Impassibility and the Mystery of Human Suffering (2009) — Contributor — 60 copies
The Justification of the Good: An Essay on Moral Philosophy (1917) — Foreword, some editions — 44 copies
The Providence of God: Deus habet consilium (2009) — Contributor — 29 copies
Re-thinking Gregory of Nyssa (2002) — Contributor — 26 copies

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Birthdate
1965
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male
Nationality
USA

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A. Slog. I’m not crazy about an author who is so confident he insults scholars who he disagrees with. Still. His prose is gorgeous and I have many quotes I will return to in contemplation.
 
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chailatte | Feb 5, 2024 |
An amazing look at the problem of evil within the wider Christian context and the only one I’ve found somewhat satisfying. I liked its focus on Southeast Asia as well as its response to Catholic and Calvinist hyperbole.
 
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Aidan767 | 8 other reviews | Feb 1, 2024 |
Hart's focus on world Christianity makes this casual history read both valuable and very interesting. I loved reading it.
 
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Aidan767 | 3 other reviews | Feb 1, 2024 |
The second edition of David Bentley Hart’s critically acclaimed New Testament translation. David Bentley Hart’s translation of the New Testament, first published in 2017, was hailed as a “remarkable feat” and as a “strange, disconcerting, radical version of a strange, disconcerting manifesto of profoundly radical values.” In this second edition, which includes a powerful new preface and more than a thousand changes to the text, Hart’s purpose remains the same: to render the original Greek texts faithfully, free of doctrine and theology, awakening readers to the uncanniness that often lies hidden beneath doctrinal layers.

Through his startling translation, with its raw, unfinished quality, Hart reveals a world conceptually quite unlike our own. “It was a world,” he writes, “in which the heavens above were occupied by celestial spiritual potentates of questionable character, in which angels ruled the nations of the earth as local gods, in which demons prowled the empty places, . . . and in which the entire cosmos was for many an eternal divine order and for many others a darkened prison house.” He challenges readers to imagine it anew: a God who reigned on high, appearing in the form of a slave and dying as a criminal, only then to be raised up and revealed as the Lord of all things."


“In [David Bentley Hart’s] hands, the words of Jesus and his followers produce not shivers of mere approximation, but rather shivers of awe at the clarity, poignancy, and simplicity of this complex treatise. . . . We are delivered a text pulsing with contemporary urgency.Jen" (nifer Kurdyla, America)
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