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Desperation and the Luxury of Doubt: Lessons from Job

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When God wishes to increase our suffering he sends us theologians.

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The Problem of Evil: Seven Points

One   Some have argued that evil and suffering are logically incompatible with the existence of God. This argument can be set out quite simply:

i)   A wholly good being always eliminates evil as far as he can.

ii)  There are no limits to what an omnipotent and omniscient being can do.

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Good Question, Quick Answer: Suffering and Evil#2

Q: How can you believe in God when there is  so much evil in the World?

This is probably one of the most difficult questions a Christian can be asked. A brief answer can make three points.

First: the problem of evil argues that a good God would have had no reason to create mankind.

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Good Question, Quick Answer: Suffering and Evil #1

Q:  How can you believe in God when there is  so much evil in the World?

A: This is a great question,  but one that many Christian dread being asked. And having two minutes or less to answer it will never ever do it justice.

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Evil and Other Problems

Evil: A Guide for the Perplexed

Chad Meister

Continuum

April 2012

(Note: a shorter version of this review can be found here)

Chad Meister’s Evil: A Guide for the Perplexed is a remarkably concise and accessible introduction to the “problem of evil”.

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