Is the God of Traditional Theism Logically Compatible with All the Evil in the World?

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August 2022
238 pages
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This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Is the God of Traditional Theism Logically Compatible with All the Evil in the World? that was published in

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Is the God of traditional theism logically incompatible with all the evil in the world? In his book, Is a Good God Logically Possible? (Palgrave paperback, 2019) James Sterba argues that the God of traditional theism is logically incompatible with especially the horrendous evil consequences of moral and natural evil that exists in our world. In this Special Issue in Religions, sixteen philosophers challenge Sterba’s argument and he responds to all of them.

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moral evil; natural evil; Free Will Defence; laws of nature; miracles; James P. Sterba; Sterba; problem of evil; John Hick; divine intervention; rights; problem of evil; James Sterba; existence of God; theodicies; moral evil; natural evil; ethical principles; problem of evil; Mackie; Plantinga; Sterba; logical; evidential; problem of evil; evil as privation of the good; existence of God; God’s goodness; concepts of God; classical theism; intervention; permission; deism; compassion; Wittgenstein; grammar; process philosophy; theism; ontological argument; theodicy; problem of evil; metaphysics; problem of evil; free will defense; Alvin Plantinga; David Lewis; James Sterba; Molinism; Open Theism; theological compatibilism; Hugh McCann; J.L. Mackie; problem of evil; theodicy; Thomas Aquinas; James P. Sterba; Brian Davies; problem of evil; James Sterba; divine obligations; Richard Swinburne; free will; God; moral; morality; evil; James Sterba; Brian Davies; Thomas Aquinas; good; problem of evil; moral skepticism; moral epistemology; skeptical theism; modal skepticism; axiological skepticism; ethics; philosophy of religion; horrendous evil; incommensurate good; optimal grace; sanctification; forgiveness; Marilyn Adams; William Hasker; univocity thesis; doctrine of divine transcendence; horrendous evils; compensatory response to the problem of evil; Marilyn McCord Adams; Thomas Aquinas; Karl Barth; Brian Davies; Duns Scotus; James Sterba; logical argument from evil; James Sterba; Mirandolian theodicy; the sovereignty of humanity; Dostoyevsky on evil; relational conceptions of selfhood; problem of evil; theodicy; process theology; process theodicy; Charles Hartshorne; n/a

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