Encountering Evil: Live Options in Theodicy / Edition 1

Encountering Evil: Live Options in Theodicy / Edition 1

by Stephen T. Davis
     
 

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664222512
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Edition description:
New
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
1,324,648
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen T. Davis is Russell K Pitzer Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1A Theodicy of Protest1
2An Irenaean Theodicy38
3Free Will and Evil73
4Creation out of Nothing, Creation out of Chaos, and the Problem of Evil108
5Theism without Theodicy145
The Problem of Evil and the Task of Ministry181
Afterword191
A Divine Response: "Now Hear This"204
Notes211

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