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Problem of Evil and the Power of God (Atle Ottesen Sovik) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2011) 9789004205604
Problem of Evil and the Power of God (Atle Ottesen Sovik) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2011) 9789004205604
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Title: The Problem of Evil and the Power of God

Author: Sovik, Atle Ottesen

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2011

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004205604

Volumes: 1; Pages: 292

List Price in Cloth: $151.00 Our price: $128.50

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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 Hygen, with the goal of finding the most coherent solution. The author makes several suggestions for improvement and concludes that there is a coherent answer to the problem of evil. While the focus is on Christian approaches to the problem, many of the approaches and solutions are applicable to other religions as well. Table of ContentsAcknowledgements1) IntroductionPart One: Presentation of the Four Theodicies2) Richard Swinburne?s Theodicy3) Keith Ward?s Theodicy4) David R. Griffin?s Theodicy5) Johan B. Hygen?s TheodicyPart Two: Criteria and Terminology6) First Criterion: Coherence7) Second Criterion: Authenticity8) TerminologyPart Three: Discussion of the Four Theodicies9) Swinburne10) Ward11) Griffin12) Hygen13) ConclusionConstructive ProposalsFinal ConclusionLiterature CitedIndex
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