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December 14, 2015 / compassioninpolitics

Theodicty of Evil/Problem of Pain Bibliography

This is borrowed from Frame’s Syllabus on Christian Apologetics at Reformed Theological Seminary.  Used via education & fair use.
Overall it has a reformed flavor.
Adams, Jay. The Grand Demonstration: A Biblical Study of the So-called Problem of Evil. Santa Barbara: EastGate, 1991. I offered some criticisms of this in Apologetics to the Glory of God, which Adams answered in an Appendix. Actually, I think this is one of the better books on the subject.
Adams, Marilyn McCord, and Robert M. Adams, ed. The Problem of Evil
. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990.
Feinberg, John. Theologies and Evil. Lanham: Univ. Press of America, 1979.
Frame, John. Doctrine of God. Phillipsburg: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co, 2002, chapter 9.
Geisler, Norman. The Roots of Evil. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1978.
Gerstner, John. The Problem of Pleasure. Phillipsburg: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co., 1983. Building on the Reformed doctrine of the Fall, Gerstner argues that the real problem is this: Why should God allow fallen sinners to have any pleasure at all?
Griffin, David Ray. Evil Revisited. Albany: SUNY Press, 1991. A process philosopher, Griffin reasons that God is blameless because he is not sovereign. See Frame’s review in Calvin Theological Journal 27 no. 2 (Nov., 1992): 435-38.
Hick, John. Evil and the God of Love . New York: Harper and Row. 1966. Advocates Irenaean “soul-making” theodicy.
Hopkins, Hugh Evan. The Mystery of Suffering . Chicago: IVP, 1959. Evangelical.
Lewis, C. S. The Problem of Pain. New York: Macmillan, 1957. Classic; excellently written.
Mavrodes, George. Belief in God. New York: Random House, 1970.
Peterson, Michael, ed. The Problem of Evil: Selected Readings
. Notre Dame: UND Press, 1992.
Classic selections by ancient and modern writers.
Tada, Joni Eareckson, and Steven Estes. When God Weeps . Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997. 254. H.
Wenham, John. The Enigma of Evil. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1985. Evangelical.
Whitney, Barry L. What Are They Saying About God and Evil? New York: Paulist Press, 1989. 134. p.
The full bibliography is available here, including the Problem of Evil/Problem of Pain

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