The Blackwell Companion to The Problem of Evil (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy)

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The Blackwell Companion to the Problem of Evil presents a collection of original essays providing both overview and insight, clarifying and evaluating the philosophical and theological problem of evil in its various contexts and manifestations.

  • Features all original essays that explore the various forms of the problems of evil, offering theistic responses that attempt to explain evil as well as discussion of the challenges facing such explanations
  • Includes section introductions with a historical essay that traces the developments of the issues explored
  • Acknowledges the fact that there are many problems of evil, some of which apply only to those who believe in concepts such as hell and some of which apply to non–theists
  • Represents  views from the various religious traditions, including Hindu, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim

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This volume is an outstanding and comprehensive collection of essays of high quality on aspects of one of the greatest problems in intellectual history: The Problem of Evil. The editors have covered the usual territory well, and they have also included essays that broaden the scope of the book considerably. Highly recommended.

John Martin Fischer, University of California, Riverside

"An impressive list of contributors, writing from a variety of perspectives. The volume nicely summarizes the history of the field and advances the discussion with some superb, groundbreaking work."

Thomas M. Crisp, Biola University

The editors, Justin McBrayer and Daniel Howard–Snyder, are to be congratulated on this stimulating, balanced and comprehensive collection. It is a first–rate resource both for students and for researchers.

Peter Forrest, University of New England

"This splendid collection of essays both represents important recent developments and breaks new ground. Theologians as well as philosophers will appreciate this resource for what it is: the best one available."

Thomas H. McCall, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

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The possibility that God exists, together with the apparent existence of a great deal of evil, raises a wide range of vexing problems and questions, the most central of which can be expressed as follows: "If the world was created by a perfectly good and perfectly powerful God, why does it contain so much evil?" The Blackwell Companion to the Problem of Evil presents a collection of original essays contributed by established and emerging scholars who clarify and evaluate various problems of evil and arguments from evil. Initial chapters outline and classify myriad problems of evil some of which arise only for theists, others only for non–theists. Subsequent essays offer various explanations and justifications for evils that exist in our world, including appeals to free–will, character–formation, and others. A final section explores the epistemic ramifications of arguments from evil, including skepticism about our ability to distinguish whether evils in the world actually serve a greater purpose. Consideration of the topic from four religion–specific theodicies Hindu, Christian, Muslim, and Jewish introduces various viewpoints and perspectives on the problem of evil. Provocative and timely, The Blackwell Companion to the Problem of Evil represents an invaluable scholarly contribution to the latest thinking on the most serious objection to the existence of an omnipotent and benevolent higher power.

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