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Author : Fred Berthold
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 2012-02-01
Page : 116
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0791485307
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Revises the traditional free will defense regarding the existence of evil in the world of a loving God.


Author : Peter J. Morgan
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2019-08-13
Page : 182
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 153268620X
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Everyone has experienced pain. No one is immune from loss and suffering. With all of the evil in this world, how can anyone rationally believe in a good and loving God? People who believe in God experience intense evil, yet they still retain their faith, claiming that God helps them in times of need. Still others claim that this same evil is proof that God does not exist; that if God were real, he would limit the suffering. If you have ever thought that it seems that things should be a certain way, that you are inclined toward believing, or not believing, in God because of the existence of evil, you are part of the conversation of the abductive problem of evil. This book does more than just explore what modern philosophers on both sides of the aisle have claimed about God and evil. It also illuminates an intricate world that is crafted for people having free will, for people who make moral choices. For it is within the realm of this intricate world that we may find the answers we seek.


Author : Gordon Michalson
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2014-04-17
Page : 279
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1107018528
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This volume provides a synoptic view of Kant's major work of religious thought.


Author : Michael J. Murray
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 1999
Page : 429
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9780802844378
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During the last two decades there has been a renaissance in the field of Christian philosophy. Unfortunately, most of this excellent work has not reached general readers. Reason for the Hope Within was produced specifically to make available the best of contemporary Christian philosophy in a clear, accessible -- and highly relevant -- manner. Fourteen of America's rising Christian philosophers here cover many of the traditional themes of Christian apologetics (arguments for the existence of God, the problem of evil, the possibility of miracles) as well as topics of special relevance to today's world (Eastern religions, Christianity and science, Christianity and ethics, the existence of heaven and hell).


Author : Paul Vermeer
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 1999
Page : 197
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9789004116504
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This publication contains a practical-theological study on the problem of theodicy as a subject-matter for religious education. It offers new insights on how the problem of evil may be dealt with in the classroom.


Author : Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
Release : 2010-07-01
Page : 450
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1616402954
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In this 1710 treatise, Gottfried Liebniz's only book-length work, he applies the idea of philosophical "optimism"-that we live in the best of all possible worlds-to the "problem of evil"-If a benevolent God exists, why do terrible things happen? He explores the possibility that humanity's happiness is not necessarily part of God's plan. Much of Leibniz's thinking in the realm of the sciences flowed from his philosophy-he believed the universe to operate under simple, intelligible, interconnected rules. Understanding how he approached the metaphysical world and humanity's place in it is vital to understanding his contributions to modern science. The impact of the work of German mathematician GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ (1646-1716) on modern science and technology is all but incalculable. His notation for infinitesimal calculus-which he developed independently of Newton-remains in use today, and his invention of binary counting is the basis for modern computing. He was a powerfully influential philosopher as well, and is still considered, alongside Descartes and Spinoza, one of the great 17th-century rationalists.


Author : Atle Ottesen Søvik
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2011-05-23
Page : 284
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9004205616
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This book discusses four different answers to the problem of evil, provided by Richard Swinburne, Keith Ward, David Griffin and Johan Hygen. The author suggests several improvements to these answers and concludes that there is a coherent answer to the problem of evil.


Author : Daniel Hill
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Release : 2006-07-21
Page : 264
Category : Reference
ISBN 13 : 0748627022
Description :


A handy guide to the major figures and issues in Christian philosophy from Augustine to the present.This volume covers a broad historical sweep and takes into account those non-Christian philosophers that have had a great impact on the Christian tradition. However, it concentrates on the issues that perplex Christian philosophers as they seek to think through their faith in a philosophical way and their philosophical beliefs in the light of their faith. Examples of the topics discussed are the question of whether and how God knows the future, whether we actually know that God exists, and what Athens has to do with Jerusalem. The leaders of the recent revival of Christian analytic philosophy, especially Alvin Plantinga, Nicholas Wolterstorff, William Alston, and Robert Adams are also included.


Author : Bruce R. Reichenbach
Publisher :
Release : 2016
Page : 326
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9781498292870
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We ask God to involve himself providentially in our lives, yet we cherish our freedom to choose and act. Employing both theological reflection and philosophical analysis, the author explores how to resolve the interesting and provocative puzzles arising from these seemingly conflicting desires. He inquires what sovereignty means and how sovereigns balance their power and prerogatives with the free responses of their subjects. Since we are physically embodied in a physical world, we also need to ask how this is compatible with our being free agents. Providence raises questions about God's fundamental attributes. The author considers what it means to affirm God's goodness as logically contingent, how being almighty interfaces with God's self-limitation, and the persistent problems that arise from claiming that God foreknows the future. Discussion of these divine properties spills over into the related issues of why God allows, or even causes, pain and suffering; why, if God is all-knowing, we need to petition God repeatedly and encounter so many unanswered prayers; and how miracles, as ways God acts in the world, are possible and knowable. Throughout, the author looks at Scripture and attends to how providence deepens our understanding of God and enriches our lives. ""Bruce Reichenbach is a philosopher who situates his reflections in the context of a thorough engagement with biblical teaching about God's action in the world. Recommended for those who wish to scrutinize the philosophical and theological assumptions that are foundational for a doctrine of providence."" --William Hasker, Former Editor, Faith and Philosophy ""Entering into the widespread debates about providence and open theism, Bruce Reichenbach provides us with a rich and detailed feast in this new book.His approach is not narrowly philosophical, but holistic, rightly engaging biblical, theological, and spiritual dimensions of this important doctrine.While not every dish will suit every taste, the work is surprisingly easy to digest, while still being intellectually nourishing. I recommend this to anyone interested in learning more about the God we worship, a God who provides out of love."" --Alan G. Padgett, Professor of Systematic Theology, Luther Seminary ""In a day where sound bites and tweets have, for many, taken the place of sustained, careful, constructive thinking on demanding theological and philosophical issues, Bruce Reichenbach offers a feast of carefully researched and reasoned reflections on one of the most difficult of all areas: divine providence.While we hold several fundamentally different theological commitments, I share with the author a commitment to the crucial importance of the issues with which he deals so skillfully, and I appreciate also the clarity and thoroughness of his writing.For one working from commitments of libertarian freedom and general sovereignty, I know of no better treatment of divine providence.Although readers may draw different conclusions, all will be both stimulated and informed deeply from this excellent treatment."" --Bruce A. Ware, T. Rupert and Lucille Coleman Professor of Christian Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Bruce R. Reichenbach is Professor Emeritus at Augsburg College, where he taught philosophy for forty-three years. He has also taught at Luther Seminary and at various universities and seminaries in Lesotho, Kenya, China, Liberia, and Ghana. His books include Epistemic Obligations, The Law of Karma, Evil and a Good God, Is Man the Phoenix?, and Reason and Religious Belief (co-authored)."


Author : Richard M. Gale
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2016-08-31
Page : 376
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1107142350
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This influential book evaluates the arguments for the existence and nature of God that emerged in the late twentieth century.


Author : Loren Meierding
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2000-10-01
Page : 556
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0595125565
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As an undergraduate the author was influenced strongly by Bertrand Russell’s rejection of Christianity due to the amount of evil in the world. After years of reading and reflecting on this topic, this book was written in the hope of providing better insight on this issue. The book’s first part offers an analysis of the two primary historical approaches to theodicy—the free-will theodicy originated by Augustine and the “soul-making” or character development theodicy elaborated by John Hick. But the great value of human free will and character development does not seem adequately to justify all the evil we perceive. The second part shows why development of relationships among God and human beings requires considerable evil. Important non-relationship oriented explanations are taken into account. Justifications for permitting horrific evils including holocausts and world wars are given. The final part provides an analysis of the argument from evil including forms of the argument which have appeared in recent years in philosophical journals. Although evidence restricted to some evils or evil alone may have some weight, when good is included as well as evil, theists are justified in claiming the evidence supports their position far better than atheism.


Author : Andrew Dole
Andrew Chignell
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2005-06-06
Page :
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9781139446600
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Philosophy of religion in the Anglo-American tradition experienced a 'rebirth' following the 1955 publication of New Essays in Philosophical Theology (eds. Antony Flew and Alisdair MacIntyre). Fifty years later, this volume of essays offers a sampling of the best work in what is now a very active field, written by some of its most prominent members. A substantial introduction sketches the developments of the last half-century, while also describing the 'ethics of belief' debate in epistemology and showing how it connects to explicitly religious concerns and to the topics of the individual contributions. These topics include: the relationship between God and the natural laws; the metaphysics of bodily resurrection; the role of appeal to 'mystery' in the religious life; the justification of both theistic belief generally and more specific doctrinal beliefs; and the social-political aspects of religious faith and practice.


Author : Eric v.d. Luft
Publisher : Gegensatz Press
Release : 2004
Page : 264
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0965517918
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Presents the basic elements of the philosophy of religion tradition in a new and provocative way as original philosophical narrative interspersed with rich selections from Plato, Boethius, Thomas Aquinas, Anselm, Pascal, Descartes, Paley, Leibniz, Hume, H


Author : Michael Palmer
Publisher :
Release : 2008
Page : 332
Category : History
ISBN 13 :
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This multi-volume anthology is a compilation of writings on the philosophy of religion. These books include introductions to each topic, detailed analyses of essays, wide-ranging bibliographies, and examination questions.


Author : Karen Armstrong
Publisher : Knopf Canada
Release : 2009-09-22
Page : 432
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0307372952
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From the bestselling author of A History of God and The Great Transformation comes a balanced, nuanced understanding of the role religion plays in human life and the trajectory of faith in modern times. Why has God become incredible? Why is it that atheists and theists alike now think and speak about God in a way that veers so profoundly from the thinking of our ancestors? Moving from the Paleolithic Age to the present, Karen Armstrong details the lengths to which humankind has gone to experience a sacred reality that it called God, Brahman, Nirvana, Allah, or Dao. She examines the diminished impulse toward religion in our own time when a significant number of people either want nothing to do with God or question the efficacy of faith. With her trademark depth of knowledge and profound insight, Armstrong elucidates how the changing world has necessarily altered the importance of religion at both societal and individual levels. And she makes a powerful, convincing argument for structuring a faith that speaks to the needs of our dangerously polarized age.


Author : John Hick
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-04-30
Page : 389
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1349180483
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Author : William L. Rowe
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Release : 2001-07-16
Page : 336
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9780631222217
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God and the Problem of Evil brings together influential essays on the question of whether the amount of seemingly pointless malice and suffering in our world counts against the rationality of belief in God, a being who is said to be all-powerful, all-knowing, and perfectly good.


Author : Robert Hill
Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Release : 2018-08-21
Page : 136
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1641918535
Description :


No question should be off limits if it is asked with the intent of seeking truth. But many Christians do not know how to answer some of the hard questions about the Bible and the Christian faith. Could you answer these questions? What would you do if you were asked one of these questions from an unsaved friend? What would you do if your children asked you one of these questions? 1. If God is real, then why doesn't he show himself? 2. If God is real, then why does he allow suffering and evil to continue? 3. How can God be real when secular science shows that everything has an explanation without God? 4. If God is a merciful, kind, and forgiving God, then why did he order the slaughter of whole people groups including men, women, children, and their animals too? 5. Why would a loving God send anyone to an eternal hell? 6. How can God be real since the Bible says God is love but commands the barbaric death of innocent animals in the Old Testament and Jesus says to eat his body and drink his blood? And there are other weird things in the Bible too. 7. How can God be real since we don't see a difference between people who call themselves Christians and the rest of the world? This series is designed to equip Christians to answer these types of hard questions in defending the Bible and the Christian faith. We must be able to respond to these types of questions or else we will not be confident in our faith, and therefore we will be weak in witnessing. I want you to be able to answer these questions quickly and confidently to be an effective and passionate ambassador for Christ.


Author : Joseph Sener
Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
Release : 2020-11-08
Page : 368
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 164214309X
Description :


The words of Mighty God are in the Old and New Testaments. His words are love letters to His human creation. They are about living on life on earth with satan and sins and redemption for salvation by establishing a direct mutual relationship with the Creator God who shows blessings every day and night. The complex process of being alive on earth is under constant attacks by satan while we are trying to prevent dangerous outcomes and not to fall into the abyss of satan. The humanity has been giv


Author : Cornelius Plantinga
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 2002
Page : 150
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780802839817
Description :


An inspiring guide for developing the Christian mind extols the crucial roll of Christian higher education in the intellectual and spiritual formation of believers.