Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Providence and the Problem of Evil” as Want to Read:
Providence and the Problem of Evil
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Providence and the Problem of Evil

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  2 reviews
This book offers an answer to one of the most difficult problems of religious belief: why does a loving God allow humans to suffer so much? Swinburne argues that God wants us to learn and to love, to make our choices about good and evil for ourselves and others on our own, to form our characters in the way we choose, and, above all, to be of great use to each other. If we ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published November 1st 1998 by OUP Oxford (first published August 27th 1998)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Providence and the Problem of Evil, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Providence and the Problem of Evil

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 85)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Mark Neeley
The tetralogy finishes with a fantastic ending.
Satine Dali
Satine Dali marked it as to-read
Jul 27, 2015
Jeff Mullin
Jeff Mullin marked it as to-read
Jul 12, 2015
Jelmer21
Jelmer21 marked it as to-read
Jul 09, 2015
Paul
Paul marked it as to-read
Jul 02, 2015
Drew
Drew marked it as to-read
May 06, 2015
Talyah
Talyah marked it as to-read
Apr 18, 2015
Eli Mackenzie
Eli Mackenzie marked it as to-read
Apr 11, 2015
Scott
Scott added it
Feb 20, 2015
Felipe
Felipe is currently reading it
Jan 20, 2015
Zayd
Zayd marked it as to-read
Dec 16, 2014
Patricia Stringer
Patricia Stringer marked it as to-read
Nov 25, 2014
Alex
Alex marked it as to-read
Oct 13, 2014
Travis
Travis marked it as to-read
Oct 10, 2014
Christine
Christine marked it as to-read
Aug 24, 2014
Christopher Goins
Christopher Goins marked it as to-read
Aug 22, 2014
Sam Winslett
Sam Winslett marked it as to-read
Aug 14, 2014
Daniel
Daniel marked it as to-read
Aug 10, 2014
Jason Bratcher
Jason Bratcher marked it as to-read
Aug 05, 2014
Michael Mcdonough
Michael Mcdonough marked it as to-read
Jul 29, 2014
Matthew
Matthew marked it as to-read
Jun 27, 2014
Nikki
Nikki marked it as to-read
Jun 27, 2014
Zach Kagley
Zach Kagley marked it as to-read
Jun 05, 2014
Scott Hartman
Scott Hartman marked it as to-read
Apr 25, 2014
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Richard G. Swinburne is an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford. Over the last 50 years Swinburne has been a very influential proponent of natural theology, that is, philosophical arguments for the existence of God. His philosophical contributions are primarily in philosophy of religion and philosophy of science. He aroused much discussion with his early work in the philoso ...more
More about Richard Swinburne...
Is There a God? The Existence of God The Coherence of Theism The Evolution of the Soul The Resurrection of God Incarnate

Share This Book