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Author Meister, Chad V., 1965-
Title Evil : a guide for the perplexed / Chad Meister.
Imprint London : Continuum International Pub., 2012.

Author Meister, Chad V., 1965-
Series Guides for the Perplexed.
Guides for the perplexed.
Subject Theodicy.
Good and evil -- Philosophy.
Good and evil -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Good and evil -- Religious aspects -- Hinduism.
Good and evil -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
Description 1 online resource (137 pages).
Contents Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1: What is evil?; Classifying evil; Traditional theism and evil; Non-traditional accounts of God and evil; The existential problem of evil; Responding to evil; Further reading; Chapter 2: Problems of evil; The logical problem; Evidential problems; Concluding reflections; Further reading; Chapter 3: Theodicy; A free will theodicy; A soul-making theodicy; A theodicy of fulfilment; Concluding reflections; Further reading; Chapter 4: Divine hiddenness; An argument for God's non-existence; Some possible reasons for divine hiddenness; Further reading.
Chapter 5: Evil, atheism and the problem of goodProblems of evil and the problem of good; The problem of good and the moral argument for God; Concluding reflections; Further reading; Chapter 6: Evil and suffering in Hinduism and Buddhism; Karma and rebirth; A Hindu conception of ultimate reality and evil; A Buddhist conception of Ultimate Reality and suffering; Objections to karma and rebirth; Further reading; Chapter 7: Eternal goods and the triumph over evil; Horrendous evil and eternal goods; Evil and the afterlife; Confronting evil; Further reading; Notes; References; Index.
Summary One of the most perplexing problems facing believers in God is the problem of evil. The words of Epicurus put the point concisely: Either God wants to abolish evil, and cannot; or he can, but does not want to. If he wants to, but cannot, he is impotent. If he can, but does not want to, he is wicked. If God can abolish evil, and God really wants to do it, why is there evil in the world? This is a difficult problem to unpick and it remains an issue that continues to concern people and inspire debate. The problem has taken a variety of forms over the centuries; in fact, there are numerous problem.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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ISBN 9781441175328 (electronic bk.)
1441175326 (electronic bk.)
9781441120588 (Electronic book (EPUB format)
1441120580 (Electronic book (EPUB format)
OCLC # 787843489
Additional Format Print version: Meister, Chad. Evil : A Guide for the Perplexed. London : Continuum International Publishing, 2012 9781441121714.

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