One evening Adam C. Pelser and his wife attended an emotionally moving, even if a bit clichéd and melodramatic, presentation that encouraged them to reflect on the Christian doctrine of the Trinity and on the age-old question, “Why does God allow evil and suffering?” But they were not at church, and they were not in an academic lecture hall. They were at a movie theater.
They were watching The Shack, the movie based on William Paul Young’s best-selling 2007 novel by the same title. The book has been the subject of a great deal of criticism on account of some of its troubling theological claims. Rather than offering another review of the book here, Adam’s aim is to provide a theological review of the movie on its own terms.
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