THUNK – 75. The Problem of Evil

The Problem of Evil is the single most persistent issue in theology. Learn 2 of its formulations, & 1 response.

-Links for the Curious-
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy’s fantastic summary of many major positions on the Problem of Evil (PoE) –

Epicurus’s original statement of the PoE –

Plantinga’s most notable work containing his Free Will Defense –

(Please note that Plantinga has provided several other arguments regarding the origins of natural evil, etc., but they have not been nearly as well-received as his refutation of the logical PoE.)

An interesting analysis of a defense first posed by C.S. Lewis in the context of other historical theodicy –

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