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The Problem of Evil: The Gifford Lectures delivered in the University of St Andrews in 2003

Peter van Inwagen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199245604
eISBN:
9780191715310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245604.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book contains in eight chapters the revised text of eight Gifford lectures, which were delivered at the University of St Andrews in 2003. The problem of evil may be formulated as a question ... More


Nature Red in Tooth and Claw: Theism and the Problem of Animal Suffering

Michael Murray

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199237272
eISBN:
9780191717291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237272.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The problem of evil remains a perennial challenge to theistic belief. However, one aspect of this challenge has been largely unexplored by theists — the problem of non-human animal pain and ... More


Heaven: The Logic of Eternal Joy

Jerry L. Walls

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195113020
eISBN:
9780199834815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195113020.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The Christian doctrine of heaven has been a moral source of enormous power in Western culture. It has provided a striking account of the ultimate good in life and has for two millennia animated the ... More


Defending God: Biblical Responses to the Problem of Evil

James L. Crenshaw

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195140026
eISBN:
9780199835607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140028.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The existence of evil has given rise to perplexed questioning of divine justice from the beginning of recorded history. The present volume examines early responses to the problem of theodicy in ... More


Conclusion: The Gospel According to Totolapan

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

in Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195367065
eISBN:
9780199867370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367065.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Over decades a series of renovations has softened some of the most dolorous features of the Cristo Aparecido and thus the physical image has come to more closely represent the faith of his devotees, ... More


Conclusion to Part II

Marvin A. Sweeney

in King Josiah of Judah: The Lost Messiah of Israel

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133240
eISBN:
9780199834693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133242.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter summarizes the conclusions to Part II of the study. The books of Zephaniah and Nahum were written to support Josiah's program of religious reform and national restoration. Isaiah, Hosea, ... More


Providence and the Problem of Evil

Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237983
eISBN:
9780191598548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237987.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Unless he has very strong reason for supposing that there is a God, a theist needs a theodicy (or at least needs to begin to develop one) in order justifiably to believe that there is a God. Part 2 ... More


Journey Back to God: Origen on the Problem of Evil

Mark S.M. Scott

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199841141
eISBN:
9780199949809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841141.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book explores Origen of Alexandria's creative, complex, and controversial treatment of the problem of evil. It argues that his layered cosmology functions as a theodicy that discerns deeper ... More


Why Political Liberalism?: On John Rawls's Political Turn

Paul Weithman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393033
eISBN:
9780199894901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393033.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book offers a fresh, rigorous and compelling interpretation of John Rawls's reasons for taking his so-called “political turn”. The book takes Rawls at his word that justice as fairness was ... More


Conclusions: Can We Rely on Natural Signs for a “Hidden” God?

C. Stephen Evans

in Natural Signs and Knowledge of God: A New Look at Theistic Arguments

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199217168
eISBN:
9780191712401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217168.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 6 concludes that the natural signs of God provide prima facie evidence of God's existence and even, for people in some epistemic positions, makes belief in God reasonable. While the signs are ... More


“I Love All Men Who Dive”: Herman Melville and Joseph Smith

Richard Dilworth Rust

in Joseph Smith, Jr.: Reappraisals After Two Centuries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369786
eISBN:
9780199871292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369786.003.004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter illuminates Smith's religious-making imagination by juxtaposing him with America's greatest myth-making novelist of the 19th century, Herman Melville. Melville revealed a recurrent ... More


What We Care about: The Desires of the Heart

Eleonore Stump

in Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199277421
eISBN:
9780191594298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277421.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter develops Aquinas's theodicy by considering the way in which the suffering stemming from the loss or deprivation of the desires of a person's heart can be defeated. It discusses the ... More


Agonistic Misotheism III: Divine Apathy, the Holocaust, and Elie Wiesel’s Wrestling with God

Bernard Schweizer

in Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751389
eISBN:
9780199894864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751389.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The trajectory of Elie Wiesel’s evolving religious views is the inverse of Rebecca West’s. While West started and ended her life as a misotheist, experiencing a more conventional phase of piety in ... More


Conclusion

Bernard Schweizer

in Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751389
eISBN:
9780199894864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751389.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The conclusion shows once again how crucial an awareness about the history and the meaning of misotheism is because in the absence of such knowledge, misotheistically inclined people grope in the ... More


Reading Genesis after Darwin

Stephen C. Barton and David Wilkinson (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383355
eISBN:
9780199870561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383355.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

In the ongoing, often fraught dialogue in the West between science and religion, the interpretation of the accounts of creation in the book of Genesis has often been contentious. Coinciding with the ... More


The Problem of Evil and the Argument from Evil

Peter van Inwagen

in The Problem of Evil: The Gifford Lectures delivered in the University of St Andrews in 2003

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199245604
eISBN:
9780191715310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245604.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter is a defence of the author's approach to the problem of evil, by way of an examination of the argument from evil. Several different ‘problems of evil’ and ‘arguments from evil’ are ... More


The Global Argument from Evil

Peter van Inwagen

in The Problem of Evil: The Gifford Lectures delivered in the University of St Andrews in 2003

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199245604
eISBN:
9780191715310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245604.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The global argument from evil proceeds from a premise about the vast amount of suffering that actually exists. The popular contention that there is something morally objectionable about treating this ... More


The Problem of Evil and the History of Peoples: Think Amalek

Eleonore Stump

in Divine Evil?: The Moral Character of the God of Abraham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199576739
eISBN:
9780191595165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576739.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses the problem of evil as it is raised by the story in the Hebrew Bible in which God commands Israelites to slaughter the Amalekites and possible defenses or theodicies as regards ... More


God's Struggles

Howard Wettstein

in Divine Evil?: The Moral Character of the God of Abraham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199576739
eISBN:
9780191595165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576739.003.0033
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter takes issue with something fundamental in the overall outlook of many of the contributors to the volume. It sketches a traditional religious approach that nevertheless agrees with the ... More


Health and Suffering

Abdulaziz Sachedina

in Islamic Biomedical Ethics Principles and Application

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378504
eISBN:
9780199869688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378504.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Muslims, like other peoples of faith, have struggled to reconcile God‘s omnipotence with the persistent evils of the world, including the pain and suffering that attend illness. This chapter treats ... More


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