THE PROBLEM OF EVIL, 1E uses a diverse collection of essays to address the philosophical question, “If God is all powerful, why does evil exist?” In response, THE PROBLEM OF EVIL, 1E provides a variety of opinions to consider. In this fascinating collection, readers will encounter essays from classic philosophers such as David Hume, novelists such as Fyodor Dostoevsky, and contemporary thinkers such as Paul Draper. In addition, THE PROBLEM OF EVIL, 1E tackles such topics as the feminist critique, free will, and atheism.
Historical and Literary Perspectives.
1. The Argument from Evil.
2. Theodicy: A Defense of Theism.
4. The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas.
Ursula K. LeGuin.
The Problems of Evil and Divine Hiddenness.
5. Evil and Omnipotence.
J. L. Mackie.
6. The Inductive Argument from Evil against the Existence of God.
7. Evolution and the Problem of Evil.
8. Whose Problem is the Problem of Evil?
9. Divine Hiddenness Justifies Atheism.
J. L. Schellenberg.
10. The Free Will Defense.
11. Evil and Soul-Making.
12. Epistemic Humility, Arguments from Evil, and Moral Skepticism.
13. The Problem of Evil and the Desires of the Heart.
14. Horrendous Evils and the Goodness of God.
Marilyn McCord Adams.
15. Suffering as Religious Experience.
Laura Waddell Ekstrom.
16. Deus Absconditus.
Michael J. Murray.
17. Divine Hiddenness, Divine Silence.