The problem of evil

by M. B. Ahern

Publisher: Schocken Books in New York

Written in English
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Bibliography: p. 80-82.

Statement[by] M. B. Ahern.
SeriesStudies in ethics and the philosophy of religion
LC ClassificationsBJ1401 .A48 1971b
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 85 p.
Number of Pages85
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5317336M
ISBN 100805234071
LC Control Number72150985

Jul 02,  · 3. The careful balance of this account eliminates certain erroneous solutions to the problem of evil. a. Dualism as an “easy” explanation for evil is eliminated. Satan, representing evil, is not equally powerful or ultimate in relation to God, but is merely one of Author: Tracy Bach. " God and the Problem of Evil will be a helpful volume for those new to the discussion of this problem and looking for a brief overview of the possible arguments and counter-arguments made by Christian philosophers and theologians." " God and the Problem of Evil offers a lucid, emotionally sensitive, and diverse set of essays on the problem of Brand: IVP Academic. Oct 16,  · [1] Nietzsche, in arguing that evil, and thus the problem of evil, is for him a priori, hints at a problem of evil which does not only involve bare, objective facts of evil, nor a problem of evil in which our emotional states are taken to be most fundamental; instead, he hints a form of the problem of evil which is as pervasive as it is real Author: Sapere Aude. The problem of evil is one of the most discussed topics in the philosophy of religion. For some time, however, there has been a need for a collection of readings that adequately represents recent and ongoing writing on the topic.

Aug 20,  · The Logical Problem of Evil. instructive to compare and contrast them with the theodicy developed by contemporary philosopher John Hick in his fine book Evil and the God of Love, widely recognized as the watershed work on the problem of evil. In. This book engages the problem of evil from a variety of philosophical viewpoints, traditions, methodologies, and interests. For millennia, philosophers, theologians, and people outside of the academy have thought about evil and its relation to religious belief. The Problem of Evil: New Philosophical Directions aims to take this history of thought into evil while also extending the . The Problem of Evil Peter van Inwagen. Van Inwagen is one of the world's most respected philosophers of religion; Presents his own definitive position on one . I haven’t changed my opinion on the problem of evil since that conversation. In the many years I’ve taught philosophy, apologetics, and theology, and in the many conversations I’ve had with hurting people, a full answer to the problem of evil remains elusive. If anything, .

Paul Copan, professor and Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics, Palm Beach Atlantic University, author of A Little Book for New Philosophers God and the Problem of Evil will be a helpful volume for those new to the discussion of this problem and looking for a brief overview of the possible arguments and counter-arguments made by. Oct 18,  · R.C. Sproul in an hour long sermon on the subject summed it up as follows: “Evil is not good, but it is good to have evil.” Augustine wrote in his Handbook on Faith, Hope, and Love that, “He judged it better to bring good out of evil, than not to permit any evil to exist.”. Furthermore, the book reveals that Lewis consistently employed fiction to make his case, as virtually all of his villains are portrayed as subjectivists. Lewis's warnings are prophetic; this book is not merely an exposition of Lewis, it is also a timely investigation into the problem of evil.

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This is one philosophical work that I could hardly put down. Not a difficult read but it requires a certain amount of thought and concentration as does any work dealing with the problem of evil. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in philosophy and the problem of evilCited by: 8.

Jan 19,  · The problem of evil is one of the most discussed topics in the philosophy of religion. For some time, however, there has been a need for a collection of readings that adequately represents recent and ongoing writing on the topic/5(9).

Sep 15,  · If a book can answer Hume, it can answer most skeptics today. If it doesn't try to answer Hume, move on to one that does. and cogent response to the problem of evil. Don't let its analytical.

The problem of evil is certainly the greatest obstacle to belief in the existence of God. When I ponder both the extent and depth of suffering in the world, whether due to man’s inhumanity to man or to natural disasters, then I must confess that I find it hard to believe that God exists.

The problem of evil, in the context of karma, has been long discussed in Indian religions including Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism, both in its theistic and non-theistic schools; for example, in Uttara Mīmāṃsā Sutras Book 2 Chapter 1; the 8th-century arguments by Adi Sankara in Brahmasutrabhasya where he posits that God cannot reasonably.

Aug 20,  · Since the problem of evil is the greatest theological challenge Christians face today, we will explore the meaning of theodicy in the Book of Job, Christian theology, and also aim to help readers to form a Christian response to the problem of evil.

Theodicy and the Book of Job. May 16,  · The problem of evil has produced many responses and elicited vigorous debate. In this multiview book, five philosophical theologians discuss and defend different solutions to this ancient problem: Phillip Cary on the classic view, William Lane Craig on Molinism, William Hasker on open theism, Thomas Jay Oord on essential kenosis, and Stephen Wykstra on skeptical theism.

His books include Recovering the Real Jesus in an Age of Revisionist Replies, Letters from a Skeptic, God of the Possible, Repenting of Religion, Seeing is Believing, Escaping the Matrix, The Jesus Legend, Myth of a Christian Nation, Is God to Blame, God at War, and Satan and the Problem of Evil.

Learn more about Greg's ministry at ReKnew. Of all the issues in the philosophy of religion, the problem of reconciling belief in God with evil in the world arguably commands more attention than any other.

For over two decades, Michael L. Peterson’s The Problem of Evil: Selected Readings has been the most widely Author: Michael L. Peterson. Satan and the Problem of Evil book.

Read 15 reviews from the world's The problem of evil book community for readers. Where does evil come from?If there is a sovereign cr /5. You must not circulate this book in any other binding or cover and you must impose the same condition on any acquirer British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data Data available Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Van Inwagen, Peter.

The problem of evil: the Gifford lectures delivered in the University of St. Home News: `The Book of Job' attempts an answer to the problem of evil. Evil has been designated as the atheist fact. God created all that is, and by common expe. Apr 29,  · Namely, that the evidence for the existence of God provides a rebutting defeater for the problem of evil.

If we know that God exists and is good, then the problem of evil simply cannot be coherent. In either case, the “Job Answer” provides a powerful, Biblical, answer to the problem of evil.

a) The logical problem of evil – gods and evil are incompatible or inconsistent; and b)The evidentiary problem of evil – evil counts as evidence against the gods. Response to the problem – Theists have articulated defenses, but generally can’t advance theodicies (complete explanations for evil.) A defense is easy, you just need to show.

The Problem of Pain is a book on the problem of evil by C. Lewis, in which Lewis argues that human pain, animal pain, and hell are not sufficient reasons to reject belief in a good and powerful God.

Lewis summarizes the problem of evil like this: "If God were good, He would make His creatures perfectly happy, and if He were almighty He would be able to do what he C.

Lewis. Apr 24,  · This text will focus only on the first part where he talks about the problem of evil and freedom of the will. One good thing to differentiate, right in the beginning of the book, is the following Author: Helton Duarte. Mar 12,  · Peter van Inwagen's The Problem of Evil is a fairly short book, but only about half of it is devoted to his answer to the problem of evil.

In the first chapter he discusses various senses of the term, "problem of evil"; not surprisingly, the problem of evil he will be addressing is the problem of answering the argument from evil, the argument, or rather arguments, against the existence of God.

In his Gifford Lectures, Peter van Inwagen argues that the problem of evil—i.e. an argument proceeding from the existence of evil to the non-existence of God—is a Van Inwagen’s view, however, there are very few, if any, arguments for significant philosophical theses which evade a diagnosis of failure, and so, his conclusion is somewhat unsurprising (cf.

Lecture 3). The Problem of Evil: Four approaches to explain human suffering. (1) Evil does not exist, or (2) the perfect God of monotheism does not exist, or (3) perhaps there is no God. (4) Alternatively, theodicy tries to find a fourth route to vindicate God and reconcile God's existence with that of evil.

Hence we must deal with the nature of God and God’s relation to the universe together in relation to the problem of evil. Professor Hartshorne has reinterpreted the omnipotence of God from a Whiteheadian perspective in such a way as to shed light on the problem of evil.

Oct 10,  · Art from: William Blake's Illustrations of the Book of Job This lecture is part of the series 'Bible and Western Culture', taught by: Michael Sugrue: received his undergraduate degree from the. The atheist may choose to repeat Lucifer’s error, but the Christian need not be intimidated by it, for unbelievers appealing to the “problem of evil” to deny God merely validate what Scripture says about sin, unbelief, and the fallen and our unwillingness to acceptAdapted from Craig’s book, The Box: Answering the Faith of Unbelief Hume on the Problem of Evil The Problem of Evil: P1: God is (def.) the benevolent and omnipotent creator P2: If such a creator exists, then there can be no evil P3: There is evil in the world SC: A benevolent and omnipotent creator does not exist C: God does not exist As a consequence of this it follows that either God is not.

problem of evil in Augustine’s Confessions. This analysis will be confined to Books 1 through 9 since those books in the work contain the narrative of his journey to the Christian faith and the results of his conversion.

Delineating two aspects of the problem of evil, an intellectual aspect and an experiential aspect, is arguably critical for. Apr 17,  · It is generally supposed that the fact that the world contains a vast amount of suffering, much of it truly horrible suffering, confronts those who believe in an all-powerful and benevolent Creator with a serious problem: to explain why such a Creator would permit this.

Many reflective people are convinced that the problem, the problem of evil, is insoluble. Oct 14,  · This is Part 1 of an extended series exploring the problem of evil. Few things call into question our beliefs about God & challenge our sense meaning & purpose like. Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion Study Guide - Themes, Ideas, Arguments part of the book attacking this argument.

However, many of his objections (such as the objection from the problem of evil) work equally well against any plausible argument for empirical brunt of. The Problem of Evil The philosophical problem of evil is the challenge of reconciling belief in God with evil in the world.

The theistic concept of God as supremely pow-erful, intelligent, and good makes the problem very difficult because such a being, it would seem, would make a much better world than this one.

All. to th e kind of evil th at exists, or th at there are limits to w hat an omnipotent thing can do, then th e problem of evil w ill n o t arise for you. There are, then, quite a num ber of adequate solutions of th e problem of evil, an d som e of these have been adopted, or almost adopted, by various thinkers.

Explore our list of Theodicy (Problem of Evil) Books at Barnes & Noble®. Receive FREE shipping with your Barnes & Noble Membership. Nov 04,  · But a few shallow thinkers offer answers. Charles Colson, the Watergate crook who underwent a fundamentalist conversion, wrote a book titled The .Apr 24,  · In his book Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith, Douglas Groothuis places his chapter on the problem of evil near the end of the book for this very reason: This chapter is placed near the end of the book because we should not take up .This problem, too, Augustine now attributes to improper visualization.

He thought of God like an immense ocean, with the world as "a large but finite sponge" within it. Thus, he asked, "how [did] evil creep in?" And if matter itself was evil (as the Manicheans taught), why did God create it?