Christian Faith and the Problem of Evil
Edited by Peter Van Inwagen
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Christian Faith and the Problem of Evil by Peter Van Inwagen
Book DescriptionThe problem of evil has challenged religious minds and hearts throughout the ages. Just how can the presence of suffering, tragedy, and wrongdoing be squared with the all-powerful, all-loving God of faith? This book gathers some of the best, most meaningful recent reflections on the problem of evil, with contributions by shrewd thinkers in the areas of philosophy, theology, literature, linguistics, and sociology. In addition to bringing new insights to the old problem of evil, Christian Faith and the Problem of Evil is set apart from similar volumes by the often-novel approaches its authors take to the subject. Many of the essays pursue classic lines in speculative philosophy, but others address the problem of evil through biblical criticism, the thought of Simone Weil, and the faith of battered women and African American slaves. As a result, this book will interest a wide range of readers. Contributors: Paul Draper Eduardo J. Echeverria Laura Waddell Ekstrom Stephen Griffith Del Kiernan-Lewis Richard T. McClelland Barbara Omolade Richard Otte Alvin Plantinga John R. Schneider Robert Stanley Peter van Inwagen Carol Winkelmann Keith D. Wyma
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780802826978
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Imprint: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Problem of Evil, Paperback (April 2008)
The vast amount of suffering in the world is often held as a particularly powerful reason to deny that God exists. Highly accessible and carefully argued, Peter van Inwagen's book maintains that such reasoning does not hold, and that suffering should not undermine belief in God.
Persons, Hardback (January 2007)» View all books by Peter Van Inwagen
The nature of persons is a perennial topic of debate in philosophy. This volume brings together metaphysical debates about the nature of human persons with related debates in philosophy of religion and theology. It explores idealist, dualist, and materialist views of persons, and discusses Christian conceptions of the value of embodiment.
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