The Cambridge Companion to the Problem of Evil
For many centuries philosophers have been discussing the problem of evil - one of the greatest problems of intellectual history. There are many facets to the problem, and for students and scholars unfamiliar with the vast literature on the subject,...
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For many centuries philosophers have been discussing the problem of evil - one of the greatest problems of intellectual history. There are many facets to the problem, and for students and scholars unfamiliar with the vast literature on the subject, grasping the main issues can be a daunting task. This Companion provides a stimulating introduction to the problem of evil. More than an introduction to the subject, it is a state-of-the-art contribution to the field which provides critical analyses of and creative insights on this longstanding problem. Fresh themes in the book include evil and the meaning of life, beauty and evil, evil and cosmic evolution, and anti-theodicy. Evil is discussed from the perspectives of the major monotheistic religions, agnosticism, and atheism. Written by leading scholars in clear and accessible prose, this book is an ideal companion for undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, and scholars across the disciplines.
Chad Meister (Ph.D., Marquette University) is professor of philosophy at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana. He was the former head of Defenders (now called Truthquest), an apologetics ministry at Willow Creek Community Church. While pursuing his Ph.D. in philosophy, Chad developed the Apologetics Pyramid method highlighted in his book, Building Belief. His other books include Introducing Philosophy of Religion; Reasons for Faith: Making a Case for the Christian Faith; Evil: A Guide for the Perplexed (Continuum) andChristian Thought: An Historical Introduction, co-authored with James Stump (Routledge)
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- Part I. Conceptual Issues And Controversies: 1. Evil And The Meaning Of Life John Cottingham; 2. Beauty And The Problem Of Evil Charles Taliaferro; 3. Logical Arguments From Evil And Free Will Defences Graham Oppy; 4. God, Evil, And The Nature Of Light Paul Draper; 5. Skeptical Theism Timothy Perrine And Stephen Wykstra; 6. Evil, Hiddenness, And Atheism J. L. Shellenberg; 7. Anti-theodicy N. N. Trakakis; Part Ii. Interdisciplinary Issues: 8. Cosmic Evolution And Evil Christopher Southgate; 9. Ancient Near Eastern Perspectives On Evil And Terror Margo Kitts; 10. Judaism And The Problem Of Evil Lenn Goodman; 11. Christianity, Atonement, And Evil Paul S. Fiddes; 12. Islam And The Problem Of Evil Timothy Winter; 13. Naturalism, Evil, And God Michael Ruse.