At the time of Norway's original conversion to Christianity, two missionaries stumble upon the spiritual lesson of a lifetime.
The missionaries find themselves in the company of a wise old man, who was one of the original converts to Christianity in Norway. In the form of an intelligent Socratic dialogue, the three men converse about ideas the missionaries had never before considered. The dialogue that unfolds goes deeply into exploring human sinfulness, judgment, and moral precepts. As the old man tries to explain to his audience, right and wrong - as purported to be from God's eyes - is not a true judgment, but only a mere imitation of people. The men slowly open up themselves to life-changing revelations.
A deeply theological work, The Knowledge of Good and Evil may bring readers, even if they do not understand the main thesis, to a greater understanding of the law, judgment, punishment and morality, while revealing God's love through all of them.
David Murdoch is a convert to the Roman Catholic faith and the author of the novel Ana Markovic. In addition to being a writer, he is also a historical researcher and a part-time taste tester for a large grocery store chain. He lives in Toronto, Canada.