Encountering evil: live options in theodicy

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J. Knox Press, 1981 - Philosophy - 182 pages
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Eight prominent philosophers and theologians confront the problems posed by natural and human evil for theistic belief. Each thinker sets out his or her theodicy and its connections to current social and philosophical debates. Other contributors then offer critiques of each theodicy, to which its author subsequently responds.

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If God is all powerful and perfectly good, how can there be evil in the world? Six theologians offer their approaches to this problem and then are critiqued by the others. This book lays out the major possibilities on this issue quite thoroughly. Read full review

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A great resource for varying thoughts on the role of the Divine in Evil. Read full review



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Stephen T. Davis (Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University) is Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College. He is the author and editor of 15 books, including, "Christian Philosophical Theology" (2006), "The Redemption: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Christ as Redeemer" (2004), and "The Incarnation: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Incarnation of the Son of God" (2002).

John B. Cobb Jr. is professor emeritus at the Claremont School of Theology and founding codirector of the Center for Process Studies. Among his many books are A Christian Natural Theology and (with Charles Birch) The Liberation of Life.

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