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problem of evil

Green, Peter

problem of evil

being an attempt to shew that the existence of sin and pain in the world is not inconsistent with the goodness and power of God.

by Green, Peter

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Published by Longmans, Green in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Theodicy.,
  • Good and evil.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBT160 .G7
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii,205p.
    Number of Pages205
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL178125M
    LC Control Numbera 20001477
    OCLC/WorldCa688339

    Perhaps the most valuable thing about the book is that it does provide an opportunity to try to take a bird's-eye view of the debate over the problem of evil, and to try to juxtapose a variety of approaches to the problem in a fairly short space. The defenses do not succeed against the criticisms and do not solve the Problem of Evil so that the traditional nature of the Supreme Being is preserved and seen as consistent with the existence of moral evil because they in one form or another rely upon the altering of the idea of the supreme being by either reducing or denying one of its characteristics that is responsible for the problem in.

    ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: viii, pages ; 21 cm. Contents: Evil and omnipotence / J.L. Mackie --Hume on evil / Nelson Pike --The defeat of good and evil / Roderick M. Chisholm --Divine goodness and the problem of evil / Terence Penelhum --God, evil, and the metaphysics of freedom / Alvin Plantinga --Middle .   Introduction to the Problem of Evil and Book of Job: Sermon 1 Discussion in 'Semper Reformanda' started by abacabb3, #1. abacabb3 Newbie. 2, + Christian Married. I taught the following during my church's Sunday school class. I am interested in any comments, even critiques. Thanks!

    When the “problem of evil” is presented, it quickly becomes apparent that the term “evil” cannot be used in any meaningful way by an atheist. The tactic, therefore, is to swap the terms “suffering,” “pain,” or “harm” for the word “evil,” and contend that the world is filled with too much pain, harm, and suffering. Paper copies of “The Problem of Evil” are available on Amazon for $ and at Collinsville Community Church for a $5 donation. The book can also be purchased on Kindle at $ each.


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Problem of evil by Green, Peter Download PDF EPUB FB2

I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in philosophy and the problem of evil. Read more. 9 people found this helpful.

Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Steven H Propp. TOP 50 REVIEWER. out of 5 stars A PHILOSOPHICAL ANALYSIS AND DEFENSE OF THE “FREE-WILL DEFENSE Cited by: 8. 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. This volume fills that need, offering the most up-to-date collection of recent scholarship on the problem of evil/5(9).

The Problem of Job and The Problem of Evil by Espen Dahl is a brief but thorough meditation on evil and suffering. While it is not a traditional commentary, it is highly informed by ancient Near Eastern studies. Taking the book of Job as his guide, Dahl leads readers through centuries of thought and arguments.

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.

Question: "What is the biblical solution to the problem of evil?" Answer: Broadly stated, the “problem of evil” is the seeming contradiction between an all-powerful, all-loving God and the human experience of suffering and evil in the world.

Critics claim that the existence of evil is proof that the omnipotent, omnibenevolent God of the Bible cannot exist. 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 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 Book of Job does not give an answer concerning the question of the problem of evil, but it does call Christians to humbly trust in the Lord. Whether in the midst of pain, suffering or agony, the Lord will sustain His people through it all for His purposes and glory.

Job was humbled by the Lord when He revealed Himself to Job in chapter The Problem of Evil in the Western Tradition examines how Western thinkers have dealt with the problem of evil, starting in ancient Israel and tracing the question through post-biblical Judaism, Early Christianity (especially in Africa), the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and to the twenty-first century when.

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.

This volume fills that need, offering the most up-to-date collection of recent scholarship on the problem of evil.4/5. Early Modern Women and the Problem of Evil examines the concept of theodicy-the attempt to reconcile divine perfection with the existence of evil-through the lens of early modern female scholars.

This timely volume knits together the perennial problem of defining. 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. This volume fills that need, offering the most up-to-date collection of recent scholarship on the problem of evil.

For over two decades, Michael L. Peterson’s The Problem of Evil: Selected Readings has been the most widely recognized and used anthology on the subject.

Peterson's expanded and updated second edition retains the key features of the original and presents the main positions and strategies in the latest philosophical literature on the : Michael L. Peterson. The “problem of evil” I was addressing here is not the problem of whether God causes evil, but the problem of evil in its philosophical sense.

Thus, your argument doesn’t actually detract from my points in the post. I was arguing against a different problem of evil–the philosophical one. 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.

The problem of evil is not just a problem for Christians. It is a problem for everyone. I do not mean by this that every worldview needs to reconcile the existence of an all-loving, all-powerful God and evil. Rather, I mean that everyone, regardless of their worldview, must give an account for the existence of pain and suffering.

3. The careful balance of this account eliminates certain erroneous solutions to the problem of evil. 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.

[VII] Augustine begins with another appraisal of his philosophy at the time, paying particular attention to his conceptions of God as a being and of the nature of evil (the two concepts that Neoplatonism would alter most for him).

The problem of picturing God remained central. Having rejected Manichee dualism, Augustine was finally trying. 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.

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. But, evil exists, so God cannot be perfectly good and infinitely powerful. The God of Scripture cannot exist. Mr. C: Mr. A, you have well stated ‘the problem of evil,’ a most difficult question.

(Note, the following discussion here concerns moral evil, not natural calamities that are a result of the curse.) Mr.Bible The Old Testament Themes literary work.

The Problem of Evil The Old Testament both raises and attempts to answer the question of how God can be good and all-powerful yet allow evil to exist in the world. From Adam and Eve’s first. For more resources visit: On April 4, William Lane Craig and Christopher Hitchens participated in a debate about the exis.