Animal suffering constitutes perhaps the greatest challenge to rational belief in the existence of God. Considerations that render human suffering theologically intelligible seem inapplicable to animal suffering. In this book, Dougherty defends radical possibilities for animal afterlife that allow a soul-making theodicy to apply to their case.
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Table of ContentsSeries Editors' Preface Acknowledgements 1. The Plan of this book 2. The Problem of Animal Pain 3. The Bayesian Argument from Animal Pain 4. Is there Really a Problem? The Challenge of Neo-Cartesianism 5. There is a problem. The Defeat of Neo-Cartesianism 6. The Saint-Making Theodicy I: Negative Phase 7. The Saint-Making Theodicy II: Positive Phase 8. Animal Saints 9. Animal Afterlife Bibliography Index