Academic Year 2013-2014

Event Title

A Limited Defense of the Limited God Theodicy

Location

Alvin Sherman Library, Second Floor Gallery

Start Date

16-1-2014 12:00 PM

End Date

16-1-2014 1:00 PM

Disciplines

Religion

Description

The philosophical problem of evil amounts to the claim that the presence of evil or suffering in the world either (a) logically entails that an omniscient, omnipotent, and morally perfect God does not exist or (b) shows that the existence of such a being is unlikely. A theodicy is an attempt to respond to the problem of evil by explaining why God would permit evil. This talk will discuss some features of a theodicy that avoids problem (a) by appealing to the notion of limited God.

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Jan 16th, 12:00 PM Jan 16th, 1:00 PM

A Limited Defense of the Limited God Theodicy

Alvin Sherman Library, Second Floor Gallery

The philosophical problem of evil amounts to the claim that the presence of evil or suffering in the world either (a) logically entails that an omniscient, omnipotent, and morally perfect God does not exist or (b) shows that the existence of such a being is unlikely. A theodicy is an attempt to respond to the problem of evil by explaining why God would permit evil. This talk will discuss some features of a theodicy that avoids problem (a) by appealing to the notion of limited God.