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Tag Archives: theodicy
Can Christianity explain why God allows evil and suffering? This is the third in a series of three talks I have been giving on why a good God should allow evil and suffering. The first is here . The second … Continue reading
This is the text of the second of a series of three talks I’ve been giving at St Brides Liverpool, on the subject of why God allows evil and suffering. The first is here . You can listen to this … Continue reading
People have always asked why God allows evil and suffering. It is such a common question that it has a special name, ‘theodicy’. Couldn’t God have created a better world? I am doing a series of 3 Sundays at St … Continue reading
This is part argument, part request for information. I’m researching theodicy. Why does a good God allow suffering? One of the classic texts is Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov. Ivan describes a five-year-old girl being deliberately tortured by her parents. It … Continue reading
This is one of the big religious questions, perhaps the biggest of all. Tess referred to it in a comment a few weeks ago, and I’ve been meaning to respond. There is a huge debate about it. The technical term … Continue reading