The question of evil--its origins, its justification, its solution--has plagued humankind from the beginning. Every generation raises the question and struggles with the responses it is given. Questions about the nature of evil and how it is reconciled with the truth claims of Christianity are unavoidable; we need to be prepared to respond to such questions with great clarity and good faith. God and Evil compiles the best thinking on all angles on the question of evil, from some of the finest scholars in religion, philosophy and apologetics, including Gregory E. Ganssle and Yena LeeBruce LittleGarry DeWeeseR. Douglas GeivettJames SpiegelJill Graper HernandezWin CorduanDavid Beck With additional chapters addressing "issues in dialogue" such as hell and human origins, and a now-famous debate between evangelical philosopher William Lane Craig and atheist philosopher Michael Tooley, God and Evil provides critical engagement with recent arguments against faith and offers grounds for renewed confidence in the God who is "acquainted with grief."
Acknowledgments Introduction Part One: What is Evil and Why is it a Problem? 1. Evidential Problems of Evil Gregory E. Ganssle and Yena Lee 2. Logical Problems of Evil James K. Dew Jr. 3. God and Gratuitous Evil Bruce LittlePart Two: Some Reasons God Might Allow Evil 4. Natural Evil: A "Free Process" Defense Garry DeWeese 5. Augustine and the Problem of Evil R. Douglas Geivett 6. The Irenaean Soul-Making Theodicy James Spiegel 7. Leibniz and the Best of All Possible Worlds Jill Graper HernandezPart Three: Evil and Other Relevant Themes 8. Evil and Primeval Sin Paul Copan 9. Evil and Original Sin Paul Copan 10. Evil and the Hiddenness of God Chad Meister 11. Evil and Prayer Charles Taliaferro 12. Evil, the Resurrection and the Example of Jesus Gary Habermas 13. Evil in Non-Christian Religions Win Corduan 14. Evil and the New Atheism David Beck 15. Evil as Evidence for Christianity Gregory E. GansslePart Four: Issues in Dialogue 16. Diversity, Evil and Hell: A Particularist Approach William Lane Craig 17. God, Evil and Hell: An Inclusivist Approach Kyle Blanchette and Jerry Walls 18. Evil, Creation and Intelligent Design William Dembski 19. Evil, Creation and Evolution Karl W. Giberson and Francis S. Collins Appendix: The Craig-Tooley Debate: Theism, Atheism and the Problem of Evil William Lane Craig and Michael Tooley List of Contributors Notes