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Evil & the Evidence For God The Challenge of John Hick's Theodicy by R. Douglas Geivett
  

Evil & the Evidence For God The Challenge of John Hick's Theodicy

Synopsis

Evil & the Evidence For God The Challenge of John Hick's Theodicy by R. Douglas Geivett

A new theodicy embracing the Augustinian tradition of free will as the touchstone for evil

Reviews

Geivett details a natural theology and develops a way of understanding the existence of evil that places the fact of evil within, rather than in opposition to, a theistic view. Both the natural theology and the theodicy are rich and complex. -Keith E. Yandell, University of Wisconsin Moving from a comparison of the Irenaean and Augustinian traditions in theodicy to a powerfully original critique of Hick's influential 'soul-making
theodicy, Geivett presents a richly developed natural theology drawing on contemporary scientific opinion in support of an ex nihilo creation. Geivett

's writing on natural theology is lucid and informed, honestly engaging many of that tradition's critics....This work is notable for its exceptionally thorough documentation and references, making it a valuable sourcebook for reflection on God and evil. A stimulating afterword by Hick himself significantly enriches this book's provocative analyses. -Religious Studies Review By appealing to recent scientific opinion that the universe may well have had an absolute beginning, Geivett develops an interesting, forceful argument for the rationality of belief in God. He then expounds the Augustinian free will theodicy and defends it against Hick's criticisms. -William L. Rowe'


About the Author

R. Douglas Geivett is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Biola University in La Mirada, California.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st August 1995

Author

R. Douglas Geivett

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Publisher

Temple University Press,U.S.

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Western philosophy, from c 1900 -

Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology
Philosophy of mind

ISBN

9781566393973

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