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The Problem of Evil

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Oxford Readings in Philosophy aims to bring together important recent writings in major areas of philosophical inquiry, selected from a variety of sources, mostly periodocals, which may not be conveniently available to the university student or general reader. The editor of each volume contributes an introductory essay on the items chosen and the questions with which they ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published November 8th 1990 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Jimm Wetherbee
Jul 26, 2011 Jimm Wetherbee rated it really liked it
The Problem of Evil, edited by Marilyn McCord Adams and Robert Merrihew Adams (Oxford 1990).

If God is almighty, all-knowing, and perfectly good, why do bad things happen? Depending on where one stands, such a question is puzzle, a mystery, or proof that the concept of a deity is unsubstantiated. The seeds of the problem can be seen with Epicurus in the 3rd century BCE and has been developed over the centuries. Although stated in many ways, the following argument should give one the gist of the i
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Husain Alshehhi
Jun 13, 2012 Husain Alshehhi rated it really liked it
A great compilation of articles (theistic and atheistic) regarding the problem of evil, free will, and the goodness of God from different journals and books. Unfortunately, there articles in the book requires to be read within its original sources if there were in books because they are a continuum of their arguments. Highly recommended for whoever wants to study the arguments.
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