Problem of Evil in the Western Tradition
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About "Problem of Evil in the Western Tradition"
The question of evil presents a profound challenge to humanity -- why do we do what we know to be wrong? This is especially a challenge to religious believers. Why doesn't an all-good and omnipotent God step in and put an end to evil.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 science has raised new and important issues.Joseph Kelly covers the book of Job, the book of Revelation, Augustine of Hippo, Aquinas, Luther, Marlow, Milton, Voltaire, Hume, Mary Shelley, Darwin, Jung, Flannery O'Connor, Karl Rahner, Teilhard de Chardin, and modern geneticists.
Meet the Author
Joseph F Kelly
Joseph F. Kelly (Ph.D., Fordham University) is professor of religious studies at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is author of The Origins of Christmas, An Introduction to the New Testament for Catholics; The Collegeville Church History Timeline; The Birth of Jesus According to the Gospels and most recently The Ecumenical Councils of the Catholic Church: A History, all published by Liturgical Press.