Is the God of Traditional Theism Logically Compatible with All the Evil in the World?
Sterba, James (editor)
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.
Keywordsmoral evil; natural evil; Free Will Defence; laws of nature; miracles; James P. Sterba; Sterba; problem of evil; John Hick; divine intervention; rights; James Sterba; existence of God; theodicies; ethical principles; Mackie; Plantinga; logical; evidential; evil as privation of the good; God’s goodness; concepts of God; classical theism; intervention; permission; deism; compassion; Wittgenstein; grammar; process philosophy; theism; ontological argument; theodicy; metaphysics; free will defense; Alvin Plantinga; David Lewis; Molinism; Open Theism; theological compatibilism; Hugh McCann; J.L. Mackie; Thomas Aquinas; Brian Davies; divine obligations; Richard Swinburne; free will; God; moral; morality; evil; good; 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; Karl Barth; Duns Scotus; logical argument from evil; Mirandolian theodicy; the sovereignty of humanity; Dostoyevsky on evil; relational conceptions of selfhood; process theology; process theodicy; Charles Hartshorne; n/a
Publication date and placeBasel, 2022
Religion & beliefs