Fiction

The Trial of God

Author: Elie Wiesel

Publisher: Schocken

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Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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The Trial of God (as it was held on February 25, 1649, in Shamgorod) A Play by Elie Wiesel Translated by Marion Wiesel Introduction by Robert McAfee Brown Afterword by Matthew Fox Where is God when innocent human beings suffer? This drama lays bare the most vexing questions confronting the moral imagination. Set in a Ukranian village in the year 1649, this haunting play takes place in the aftermath of a pogrom. Only two Jews, Berish the innkeeper and his daughter Hannah, have survived the brutal Cossack raids. When three itinerant actors arrive in town to perform a Purim play, Berish demands that they stage a mock trial of God instead, indicting Him for His silence in the face of evil. Berish, a latter-day Job, is ready to take on the role of prosecutor. But who will defend God? A mysterious stranger named Sam, who seems oddly familiar to everyone present, shows up just in time to volunteer. The idea for this play came from an event that Elie Wiesel witnessed as a boy in Auschwitz: “Three rabbis—all erudite and pious men—decided one evening to indict God for allowing His children to be massacred. I remember: I was there, and I felt like crying. But there nobody cried.” Inspired and challenged by this play, Christian theologians Robert McAfee Brown and Matthew Fox, in a new Introduction and Afterword, join Elie Wiesel in the search for faith in a world where God is silent.
Religion

The Trial of God

Author: Adam Weishaupt

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

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Category: Religion

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The Holocaust is one of the great crimes of world history, but is it prefigured in the most unexpected source - the Bible? Is the Old Testament a list of astonishing atrocities, engineered by the entity called Jehovah that so many billions of people choose to worship as God? Is it possible to put God himself on trial using exactly the same set of charges that were used to prosecute the Nazi High Command at the Nuremberg Trials? In the name of free speech, civil and human rights, this is the prosecution case that the whole world should be discussing.
Fiction

SATAN’S RETURN AND THE TRIAL OF GOD

Author: JEMADARI VI-BEE-KIL KILELE

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

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Category: Fiction

Page: 118

View: 438

The trip to heaven in order to meet God has proved that the latter was wrong in claiming full authority and ownership of the creation of the whole universe. Satan, accompanied by his staunch men___a think tank of philosophers proved to God that the latter failed in his promises tendered to men and that, God has been for too long the perpetrator of the sufferings of the humanity, not Satan as it has been all along alleged. Upon the scuffle, Satan has instructed God to be honest and brave enough to reveal the truth to the humanity about their secret agreement in the creation of the world. As God resists such daring act which would expose his treachery, Satan orders him to resign from his seat of authority. Consequently, Satan decides to return to Earth and institute a lawsuit against God. As Satan returns to Earth, once more, in a court of law, Satan defends himself and wins the case. God is put to shame as the Judge President pronounces the verdict that indicts God.

The Trial of God

Author: Casey Daniel Groves

Publisher:

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This thesis retells the author's account of directing and acting in Elie Wiesel's play, 'The Trial of God, ' which is based on Wiesel's "experience as a young boy in Auschwitz where he saw three rabbis putting God on trial." Also included in the thesis is a copy of the script and journal entries from the author. "This paper will describe the process of the play from the inside out and give a glimpse of what went on backstage."--The introduction, p.[iii-iv].

The Courtroom

Author: Jason L. Johnson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN:

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Page: 62

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"We live in a time in history where people are demanding justice. Justice, for the lost lives of those targeted by hatred and bigotry. Justice, for those whose lives were devastated by ponzi schemes and fraud. Justice, for those countries captured and destroyed by extremists. People demand justice! While we rightly demand justice, we must ask ourselves, 'Do I expect to receive justice when I myself hold injustice in the same hands?' God, who is perfectly just, demands justice for all Humanity, and has summons us all to the greatest trial in history: The Trial of God v. Humanity. Your destiny awaits His verdict" ~ Jason L. Johnson.

The Trial of God

Author: Casper Kamau

Publisher:

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Page: 102

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The Trial of God an allegorical play with a series of court cases in which God is being tried for crimes against humanity. Enter a most paradoxical affair, that is, The Trial of God. Will God be found guilty or will He be acquitted?
Fiction

The Trial of God

Author: John Smythies

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 90

View: 577

This play examines the responsibility for an allegedly benevolent God for creating a world full of suffering and evil. The Counsel for the Prosecution is Voltaire. The Counsel for the Defence is the Archangel Michael. A number of celebrated witnesses are called to testify before the court
Holocaust (Christian theology)

The Trial of God

Author: Norman Rothfield

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Holocaust (Christian theology)

Page: 228

View: 885

Fiction

Satan's Return and the Trial of God

Author: Jemadari Vi-Bee-Kil Kilele

Publisher: Trafford on Demand Pub

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 118

View: 867

The trip to heaven in order to meet God has proved that the latter was wrong in claiming full authority and ownership of the creation of the whole universe. Satan, accompanied by his staunch men___a think tank of philosophers proved to God that the latter failed in his promises tendered to men and that, God has been for too long the perpetrator of the sufferings of the humanity, not Satan as it has been all along alleged. Upon the scuffle, Satan has instructed God to be honest and brave enough to reveal the truth to the humanity about their secret agreement in the creation of the world. As God resists such daring act which would expose his treachery, Satan orders him to resign from his seat of authority. Consequently, Satan decides to return to Earth and institute a lawsuit against God. As Satan returns to Earth, once more, in a court of law, Satan defends himself and wins the case. God is put to shame as the Judge President pronounces the verdict that indicts God.
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Trial of God

Author: John Smythies

Publisher: Booksurge Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 90

View: 995

This play examines the responsibility for an allegedly benevolent God for creating a world full of suffering and evil. The Counsel for the Prosecution is Voltaire. The Counsel for the Defence is the Archangel Michael. A number of celebrated witnesses are called to testify before the court
Education

Creationism on Trial

Author: Langdon Gilkey

Publisher: Harper San Francisco

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 301

View: 150

Creationism on Trial is Langdon Gilkey's fascinating, blow-by-blow account of his experiences as a witness for the ACLU at the 1981 creationist trial in Little Rock, Arkansas. This courtroom drama between state-supported "creation science" fundamentalists and ACLU-supported scientists, theologians, and liberal teachers was an engrossing spectacle at the time and has been much talked about since. Gilkey, a renowned theological writer, brings to life principal characters and entertaining anecdotes from the trial and effortlessly translates the abstract religious concepts of the case into digestable language. Highlighted by a new introduction that takes into account recent directions in the creationism debate, this book will once again provoke discussion in classes of theology and religion.
Religion

The Trial of the Gospel

Author: Alexandru Neagoe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 253

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For many years Luke-Acts has been studied as a work of history and theology. The Trial of the Gospel sets out to examine Luke's writings as an apologetic work, by focusing on those parts of Luke's story where the apologetic overtones seem most prominent - the trial narratives. By analysing the trials of all major Lukan characters - Jesus, Peter, Stephen, and Paul - Alexandru Neagoe argues that the narratives are best understood when viewed as part of Luke's apologia pro evangelio, a purpose which is in keeping with the author's declared aim to give his readers 'assurance' about the 'matters' in which they had been instructed (Luke 1:4). Neagoe concludes that the specific role of the trial narratives is to provide the framework within which important tenets of the Christian faith are themselves put 'on trial' before the reader, with the intended result of the gospel's confirmation.
Religion

God in the Midst of Our Trials

Author: Paul Yanock

Publisher: Xulon Press

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Category: Religion

Page: 64

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This book will allow the reader to see, that even though God does allow trials to come into our lives, He is right there with us. He does not forsake us but is even closer than when our trial came about. He does have a purpose for the trial but we don't always recognize it immediately. We should trust God for His infinite wisdom, and continue to pray that He will both reveal His purpose to us and grant the strength to endure the trial. Hello, my name is Paul Yanock. At the time of writing this book, I am in my early eighties. I have blessed to have worked for over sixty years. Since retiring a few years ago, God has put a desire in my heart to write a book. The contents of this book reveal some of the trials that I experienced at different stages of my life. It is my hope that you, the reader, will find comfort as you face trials in your own life.
Anglican Communion

The Trial of Faith

Author: Peter Eaton

Publisher: Churchman Pub

ISBN:

Category: Anglican Communion

Page: 260

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