God and Evil Paperback

The Case for God in a World Filled with Pain

by Chad Meister Jr; James K. Dew;


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Leaders in Christian philosophy and apologetics tackle the problem of pain & suffering debate with passion and faith

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God and Evil

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‘If there’s a God, why does he allow things like this happen?’ is the common cry of believers and no-believers in times of personal, nation and global upheaval; from illness to natural disaster to man made catastrophe. The question ‘If God is good, why is there suffering?’ is as timeless as it is urgent. In this volume, Chad Meister and James K. Dew, leading thinkers in Christian philosophy and apologetics, take on the problem of suffering from all angles. They seriously engage contemporary critiques levelled against the faith and offer readers new confidence and hope in the God who suffered and died and rose again.

In a series of papers, comments and discussions from such theologians, apologists and their critics as Greg Ganssle, Paul Copan, William Lane Craig, Gary Habermas, William Dembski, and Francis Collins - edited by Chad Meister and James K. Dew Jr, this book looks into the chasm between our expectations of a ‘good’ God, and our experience of the ‘real’ world.

There are essays on most every aspect of the problem of evil, a brief historical review of the dilemma of evil, a discussion on the argument that suffering is good for us, and thoughts on the "hiddeness" of God and why he doesn’t simply reveal himself to everybody. Whether or not the existence of evil fails to disprove God's existence and the role of evil in the theories of Intelligent Design and in evolution, are also explored.

God and Evil by Chad Meister Jr; James K. Dew was published by IVP (USA) in November 2012 and is our 56307th best seller. The ISBN for God and Evil is 9780830837847.

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The question of evil-its origins, its justification, its solution-has plagued humankind from the beginning. Every generation raises the question and struggles with the responses it is given. Questions about the nature of evil and how it is reconciled with the truth claims of Christianity are unavoidable; we need to be prepared to respond to such questions with great clarity and good faith.

God and Evil compiles the best thinking on all angles on the question of evil, from some of the finest scholars in religion, philosophy and apologetics, includingGregory E. Ganssle and Yena LeeBruce LittleGarry DeWeeseR. Douglas GeivettJames SpiegelJill Graper HernandezWin CorduanDavid Beck

With additional chapters addressing "issues in dialogue" such as hell and human origins, and a now-famous debate between evangelical philosopher William Lane Craig and atheist philosopher Michael Tooley, God and Evil provides critical engagement with recent arguments against faith and offers grounds for renewed confidence in the God who is "acquainted with grief."

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction Part One: What is Evil and Why is it a Problem?
    Evidential Problems of Evil
    Gregory E. Ganssle and Yena Lee
    Logical Problems of Evil
    James K. Dew Jr.
    God and Gratuitous Evil
    Bruce LittlePart Two: Some Reasons God Might Allow Evil
    Natural Evil: A "Free Process" Defense
    Garry DeWeese
    Augustine and the Problem of Evil
    R. Douglas Geivett
    The Irenaean Soul-Making Theodicy
    James Spiegel
    Leibniz and the Best of All Possible Worlds
    Jill Graper HernandezPart Three: Evil and Other Relevant Themes
    Evil and Primeval Sin
    Paul Copan

Endorsements

“There is much in here for someone to learn and I believe much of it is accessible to the layman. G&E will help to prepare the Christian for the discussion of the problem of evil, but let us hope that more than that, that Christians who read this will go out and deal with the problem of evil directly, starting with the evil in their own selves by modelling good Christ likeness.” - Other Retailer's Reviewer.

“I'd like to commend the editors Meister and Dew for the yeoman's job they did in commissioning a diverse and eclectic collection of essays on a wide range of topics. God and Evil is an excellent contribution to the literature.” - Other Retailer's Reviewer.

Endorsement

“There is much in here for someone to learn and I believe much of it is accessible to the layman. G&E will help to prepare the Christian for the discussion of the problem of evil, but let us hope that more than that, that Christians who read this will go out and deal with the problem of evil directly, starting with the evil in their own selves by modelling good Christ likeness.” - Other Retailer's Reviewer.


“I'd like to commend the editors Meister and Dew for the yeoman's job they did in commissioning a diverse and eclectic collection of essays on a wide range of topics. God and Evil is an excellent contribution to the literature.” - Other Retailer's Reviewer.

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Page last updated 8th December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherIVP (USA) (November 2012)
Weight522g
Number of Pages360
Thickness28 mm
Height226 mm
Width150 mm
ISBN9780830837847
ISBN-100830837841
Product Code4072203
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