Thursday, May 14, 2009

God, Evil and Suffering MP3 Audio by Bruce Little

Philosopher Bruce Little speaks on the topic: God and the existence of evil and suffering. Bruce Little’s theodicy book is here.

Session 1 – Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
Session 2 – Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

[HT: Reason to Stand]


2 Comments

  1. Matthew May 15, 2009

    You should read Peter van Inwagen one the Problem of Evil.

    In Quam Dilecta (here: http://www.people.umass.edu/jaklocks/Phil383/pvi.htm), he says that when he was an atheist (which was for quite some time), he way swayed by the argument from evil.
    And now, he challenges William Roew’s incompatibility-premise, which states that theism is incompatible with ungracious evil. Rowe calls this “revolutionary” (or something like this), but van Inwagen’s argument is persuasive.

    Daniel Howard-Snyder comments on those arguments against incompatibility here:
    http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~howardd/istheismcompatible.pdf

    He disagrees with Hasker for example (I disagree here, I think Hasker has a good obkection), but agrees with van Inwagen.

    Definitely worth checking out.

  2. Brian May 15, 2009

    Thanks for the recommendations, Matthew.