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Eight prominent philosophers and theologians confront the problems posed by natural and human evil for theistic belief. Each thinker sets out his or her theodicy and its connections to current social and philosophical debates. The other contributors then offer critiques of each theodicy, to which its author subsequently responds. The result is a valuable introduction to philosophical and theological perspectives on contemporary evil and to the nature of discourse in the philosophy of religion.
|1||A Theodicy of Protest||1|
|2||An Irenaean Theodicy||38|
|3||Free Will and Evil||73|
|4||Creation out of Nothing, Creation out of Chaos, and the Problem of Evil||108|
|5||Theism without Theodicy||145|
|The Problem of Evil and the Task of Ministry||181|
|A Divine Response: "Now Hear This"||204|
Posted June 6, 2001
This book is co-written by several theologians tackling the problem of evil. Specifically, they attempt to explain how evil exists, despite the presence of a good, omnipotent God. Each contributor has different viewpoints and beliefs expressed in their essays, and has also critiqued the others' work and written his arguments. Finally, the contributors, after reading their colleagues critiques, have submitted a response to these critiques. The overall effect is a wonderful overview of the different beliefs on why God allows evil to exist in our world.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.