Theodicy of Love: Cosmic Conflict and the Problem of Evil

Theodicy of Love: Cosmic Conflict and the Problem of Evil

by John C. Peckham


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If God is all powerful and entirely good and loving, why is there so much evil in the world? Based on a close canonical reading of Scripture, this book offers a new approach to the challenge of reconciling the Christian confession of a loving God with the realities of suffering and evil. John Peckham offers a constructive proposal for a theodicy of love that upholds both the sovereignty of God and human freedom, showing that Scripture points toward a framework for thinking about God's love in relation to the world.

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ISBN-13: 9781540960269
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Pages: 222
Sales rank: 710,868
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

John C. Peckham (PhD, Andrews University) is professor of theology and Christian philosophy at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. He is the author of several books, including The Love of God: A Canonical Model and Canonical Theology.

Table of Contents

1. The Problem of Evil and the Free Will Defense
2. Love, Evil, and God's Unfulfilled Desires
3. The Cosmic Conflict Framework
4. The Nature of the Conflict and Rules of Engagement
5. Evil Defeated but Not Yet Destroyed
6. Evaluating the Theodicy of Love

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