Evil and a Good God

Fordham University Press (1982)
I argue that the atheological claim that the existence of pain and suffering either contradicts or makes improbable God's existence or his possession of certain critical properties cannot be sustained. The construction of a theodicy for both moral and natural evils is the focus of the central part of the book. In the final chapters I analyze the concept of the best possible world and the properties of goodness and omnipotence insofar as they are predicated of God.
Keywords Good and evil  Theodicy  problem of pain  omnipotence  best possible world  God
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Call number BJ1401.R44 1982
ISBN(s) 0823210812   9780823210817
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