Worsley argues that it is rational to believe in a realist, loving God in the face of evil. Beginning with a critique of Alvin Plantinga, he shows that human freedom is highly complex, and so depends upon complex structures in nature. These are both necessary for freedom but also sufficient for natural evil. He offers close analysis of the evolution of the human brain. The book develops a parallel argument that human evil stems from the evolution of personality.
Table of ContentsPART 1: THE PROBLEM OF EVIL - Introduction - Redefining the Problem of Evil - Plantinga's Free Will Defence: Critique and Proposal - PART 2: THE BASES OF NATURAL EVIL - Human Freedom and Natural Evil - On the Use of Scientific Arguments - The Human Brain: Substratum of Freedom -The Evolutionary Setting of Human Freedom - The Necessity of Natural Evil - PART 3: THE PROBLEM OF HUMAN EVIL - The Logic of Human Evil - Freedom and Human Evil: The Evolution of the Self - Towards a Theology of Evil: Conclusion and Prospect - Notes - Appendices - Glossary - Bibliography - Index