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The problem of evil and the power of God

by Atle Ottesen SГёvik

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Published by Brill in Leiden, Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Theodicy

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-268) and index.

    Statementby Atle Ottesen Søvik
    SeriesStudies in systematic theology -- v. 8, Studies in systematic theology (Leiden, Netherlands) -- v. 8.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBT160 .S675 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 272 p. ;
    Number of Pages272
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25060686M
    ISBN 109004205608
    ISBN 109789004205604
    LC Control Number2011012274
    OCLC/WorldCa710045147

    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. [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.

    God were ineffective, and that the problem of evil had dealt a definitive blow to belief in God. In that climate of opinion, in , J. L. Mackie pub - lished his argument that was designed to expose a logical contradiction be - tween the existence of God and the existence of evil—an argument which, if valid, is a direct disproof of theism. `the book of job' attempts an answer to the problem of evil. evil has been designated as the atheist fact. god created all that is, and by common experience, there is evil. it inevitably follows.

    "I. Introduction" published on 01 Jan by Brill. Unity Metaphysics 1 (Tan Book) 04 The Problem of Evil 4A DEFINITION OF EVIL: God remains the absolute good, the one presence and power. God is in no way affected or influenced by the existing negativity manifested through us. 4C ORIGIN OF EVIL.


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Arguing that there are no good grounds for the belief that God is all-powerful, Keller instead defends the understanding of God and God's power found in process theism and shows how it makes possible an adequate solution to the problems of evil while providing a concept of God that is religiously : Hardcover.

The Problem of Evil and the Power of God. (Studies in Systematic Theology) [Atle Ottesen Søvik] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Problem of Evil and the Power of God. (Studies in Systematic Theology)Cited by: 6. And if God really does miracles for some people, why not for others.

This book examines these three problems of evil - suffering, divine hiddenness, and unfairness if miracles happen as believers claim - to explore how different ideas of God's power relate to the problem of by: 2.

The problem of evil can be defined theoretically as the apparent inconsistency between, on the one hand, belief in the existence of a perfectly good and omnipotent God and, on the other hand, the existence of evil.

This book discusses four different solutions to this problem, provided by Richard Swinburne, Keith Ward, David Griffin and Johan. The Problem of Evil and the Power of God is a brilliant and very well argued analysis of some of the most important modern Christian theodices.

In particular, the author has developed a careful analysis of philosophers like Swinburne, Ward, and Griffin. The book is one of the best accounts of the challenges of modern theodices that presently by: 6. The Problem of Evil and the Power of God is a brilliant and very well argued analysis of some of the most important modern Christian theodices.

In particular, the author has developed a careful analysis of philosophers like Swinburne, Ward, and Griffin. The book is one of the best accounts of the challenges of modern theodices that presently by: 6. The problem of evil is a constant challenge to faith in God.

How can we believe in a loving and powerful God given the existence of so much suffering in the world. Philosophers and theologians have addressed this problem countless times over the centuries. New explanations have been proposed in Evil abounds/5. This is the classic philosophical assault on the idea of God being all-good, all-wise, and all-powerful.

If a book can answer Hume, it can answer most skeptics today. 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.

The problem of evil, then, must be recast as the problem of unjustified evil. It is clear, for the reasons described above, that not all evil is unjustified.

Some evil is brought into the world not by God but by man, and it is better that free agents and some evil exist than that no free agents and no evil exist. In his book God’s Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question—Why We Suffer, Bart Ehrman argues that Scripture provides no adequate approach to the problem of evil.

Instead he argues that “the Bible contains many and varied answers to the problem of why there is suffering in the world.”Author: John C.

Peckham. "[A] very practical and thought-provoking composition that addresses the challenges and inherent connection between evil and the justice of God within both a postmodern Western context and a Judeo-Christian context." (Fitzroy Willis in The Pneuma Review, Spring ) "Like allCited by: This book examines these three problems of evil - suffering, divine hiddenness, and unfairness if miracles happen as believers claim - to explore how different ideas of God's power relate to the problem of evil.

Keller argues that as long as God is believed to be all-powerful, there are no adequate answers to these problems, nor is it enough. Author James J. Garber offers a systematic explanation of the problem of evil in his book God, Darwin, and the Problem of Evil. Garber’s answer is based on evolution as developed by Charles Darwin in the nineteenth : James J.

Garber. God is all-powerful (and therefore could eliminate evil). The latter three propositions (evil exists, God is all-loving, God is all-powerful) is commonly known as the inconsistent triad because they are often thought to pose an intractable contradiction.

In fact, this is how “the problem of evil” Author: Tracy Bach. His books include Recovering the Real Jesus in an Age of Revisionist Replies, Letters from a Skeptic, God of the Possible, Repenting of Religion, Seeing is Believing, Escaping the Matrix, The Jesus Legend, Myth of a Christian Nation, Is God to Blame, God at War and Satan and the Problem of by:   This book examines these three problems of evil - suffering, divine hiddenness, and unfairness if miracles happen as believers claim - to explore how different ideas of God's power relate to the problem of evil.4/5(1).

" God and the Problem of Evil offers a lucid, emotionally sensitive, and diverse set of essays on the problem of evil. It would serve well for pastors, students, and small groups who are looking for a place to start their journey into this issue, or for people who are wishing to go a.

The historic Christian answer to the problem of evil and suffering is found in the example, as well as the identity of Jesus Christ.

God came in the flesh to heal His children’s suffering to comfort as well as to teach, and ultimately to destroy the power of evil. The Problem of Evil and the Power of God is a brilliant and very well argued analysis of some of the most important modern Christian theodices.

In particular, the author has developed a careful analysis of philosophers like Swinburne, Ward, and Griffin. The book is one of the best accounts of the challenges of modern theodices that presently exists.5/5(1). Here’s how the objection is usually stated: If God were all good, as you say, He would want to deal with the problem of evil.

And if God were all powerful, as you say, then He would be able to deal with the problem of evil. Obviously, evil exists, therefore He is either not all good or He is not all powerful, or maybe He is neither.Overview Creative and original, D.

Z. Phillips's argues that the problem of evil is inextricably linked to our conception of God and that the concept of God in recent philosophy of religion is problematic, even harmful. An ideal text for students of philosophy, religion, or theology.The Holy Spirit, according to Moltmann, is a liberating power.

Because the author is eager to place Moltmann's pneumatology repeatedly in the context of his theology as a whole and of its developments, this book offers - and that is a second quality - an outstanding insight in the whole of Moltmann's theology and its development throughout the.