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Providence and the problem of evil

Author: Richard Swinburne
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why does a loving God allow humans to suffer so much? This is one of the most difficult problems of religious belief. The author of this text, the third in a tetralogy, examines this problem, and offers his interpretation of the problem.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Swinburne
ISBN: 0198237995 9780198237990 0198237987 9780198237983
OCLC Number: 38862485
Description: xiii, 263 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. The problem of evil --
1. The need for theodicy --
2. Theodicy in Christian tradition --
pt. II. The good goals of creation --
3. Beauty --
4. Thought and feeling --
5. Action --
6. Worship --
pt. III. The necessary evils --
7. The fact of moral evil; and free will --
8. The range of moral evil; and responsibility --
9. Natural evil and the scope for response --
10. Natural evil and the possibility of knowledge --
11. The evils of sin and agnosticism --
Conclusion to part III --
pt. IV. Completing the theodicy --
12. God's rights --
13. Weighing good against bad.
Responsibility: Richard Swinburne.
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