Theodicy and Challenges of Science

Understanding God, Evil and Evolution

Edited by
August 2022
196 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-5187-6 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-5188-3 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Theodicy and Challenges of Science: Understanding God, Evil and Evolution that was published in

Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities

This book addresses the challenging and old question of theodicy: If God is infinitely good, how can there be so much pain and suffering in this world? The special emphasis of the articles is on an interdisciplinary approach to this question, taking into account perspectives not only from theology and philosophy, but also from evolutionary theory, biology, medicine, anthropology, cognitive science, and many other related fields. This allowed our thirteen (13) authors to reflect on the intertwining of fundamental concepts such as evolution, nature, suffering, pain, values, evil, and good.

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person; truth; God; analogy; intelligible; universal; knowledge; metaphysics; Thomas Aquinas; Thomistic School of Barcelona; cognitive bias; evil; moral perfection; Ratzinger; evolution; theodicy; evil; suffering; death; love; kenosis; Mariology; eschatology; evidential problem of evil; epiphenomenalism; evolution; theism; atheism; forgiveness; Cognitive Science of Religion; adaptationist account of religion; evil; wrongdoing; Christianity; science–religion; hope; person; human experience; classical conception of the person; personal transcendence; religiosity; love; nature; fulfilment; natural theology; determinism; Molinism; Aquinas; Francisco Suárez; Creator; creation; image of God; body; soul; eternal life; personal relationship; cyborg; evolutionary ethics; fall of angels; modal argument; evil; morality; pain; suffering; body; evolution; God; narration; action; Christianity; cognitive science of religion; classical theism; open theism; Natural Religion; general revelation; natural knowledge of god; divine attributes; compassion; spirituality; religion; evil scandal; religious crisis; (dis)values in nature; animal theodicy; God in the Book of Job; non-anthropocentric view of God; holistic understanding of creation; n/a; the problem of evil; African Philosophy of Religion; Desmond Tutu; animal suffering; naturalistic fallacy; amorality; concepts of God; Georg Gasser; gratuitous evil; moral status; Book of Job; God and the moral order; human suffering; the problem of evil