The Problem of Evil: The Challenge to Essential Christian Beliefs

The Problem of Evil: The Challenge to Essential Christian Beliefs

by Jeremy A. Evans

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The Problem of Evil offers a comprehensive examination of the problem of evil from both technical and ministerial perspectives. Author and acclaimed philosophy professor Jeremy A. Evans treats the history of the problem with fairness, looking at it through contemporary philosophical literature and offering responses to the most substantive arguments from evil. His purpose is to provide holistic responses to the problem of evil that are philosophically and theologically maintainable.

Among the chapters are “Introduction to the Problem of Evil,” “The Logical Problem of Evil,” “The Evidential Problem of Evil,” “The Problem of Hell,” “The Problem of Divine Hiddenness,” “The Defeat of Evil,” “Moral Evil: Comparing Theism and Naturalism,” and “Evil and the Worship Worthiness of God.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433674020
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Jeremy A. Evans is assistant professor of Philosophy at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He holds the M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.

Table of Contents

B&H Studies in Christian Apologetics ix

Acknowledgments x

Chapter 1 The Problem of Evil: Introductory Issues 1

Chapter 2 The Logical Problem of Evil 15

Chapter 3 The Evidential Problem of Evil 23

Chapter 4 The Defeat of Good and Evil 43

Chapter 5 Divine Hiddenness 61

Chapter 6 The Problem of Hell 81

Chapter 7 Natural Evil: Comparing Theism and Naturalism 113

Chapter 8 Prolegomena to the Deontological Problem of Evil 133

Chapter 9 Moral Evil: Comparing Theism and Naturalism 137

Chapter 10 The Relationship between God's Will and God's Commands 157

Chapter 11 Is God Morally Arbitrary or Morally Irrelevant? 177

Chapter 12 Evil and the Worship-Worthiness of God 197

Concluding Thoughts 217

Name Index 221

Subject Index 223

Scripture Index 225

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