Oxford University Press (2006)

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Peter Van Inwagen
University of Notre Dame
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The vast amount of suffering in the world is often held as a particularly powerful reason to deny that God exists. Now, one of the world's most distinguished philosophers of religion presents his own position on the problem of evil. Highly accessible and sensitively argued, Peter van Inwagen's book argues that such reasoning does not hold: his conclusion is not that God exists, but that suffering cannot be shown to prove that He does not.
Keywords God Proof  Good and evil Christianity  Theodicy
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Call number BT103.V35 2006
ISBN(s) 0199245606   9780199245604
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