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Response to the Problem of Suffering and Evil

Theological, Philosophical, and Biblical. Although all forms of “proof” are welcome.

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  1. compassioninpolitics / Jul 10 2013 9:49 pm

    Theodicy of Evil Outline:
    http://www3.dbu.edu/mitchell/theodicy.htm

    Ireanean Theodicy of Suffering/Evil
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irenaean_theodicy

    Interesting re-frames:
    http://www.peterkreeft.com/topics/suffering.htm

    I’ve been reading the Message of Evil and Suffering from Peter Hicks, which makes a number of quality arguments in terms of the theodicy of evil.

  2. compassioninpolitics / Jul 11 2013 6:58 pm

    MLK on suffering “about the night sky & stars”
    I’ve been to the mountain top. My guess is there are others.

  3. Nathan Kets / Jul 17 2013 4:27 am

    There is a certain way in which Christ is the answer to the problem of suffering:
    “Jesus fell on the grenade, as it were, for me. He placed Himself in harm’s way so I could be saved. The cross proves that you and I are valued and loved beyond our wildest imaginings—so much, in fact, that we were died for.”

    —Michael Card, from “A Violent Grace: Meeting Christ at the Cross”

    Page 5, 6, and 15 are quite interesting. (5 and 6 are the table of contents)

  4. Nathan K / Aug 1 2013 2:56 am
  5. Nathan K / Sep 3 2013 9:08 pm

    Haven’t watched this interview, but can highly, highly recommend the book:
    http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2010/03/04/an-interview-with-nancy-guthrie-on-suffering/

    Haven’t read this–but its a free online book on suffering:
    http://www.christianity.co.nz/suffer.htm

  6. Nathan K / Sep 3 2013 9:18 pm

    This also:

    Slide deck (aka powerpoint based on 4 chapters in Be Still My Soul):
    http://covenantreformed.net/sunday_school/Be%20Still%20My%20Soul/BeStillMySoul-01.pdf

    The first chapter:
    http://www.westminster.coresense.com/pdf_files/9781433511851.pdf

  7. compassioninpolitics / Jan 7 2014 5:21 am

    “Free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having.”

    ~A Year with C. S. Lewis

  8. compassioninpolitics / Jul 31 2014 4:42 pm

    I ran across this today:
    http://withalliamgod.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/scholarly-status-of-logical-problem-of-evil/

    * I seem to remember a guy who went to Liberty or Wheaton for undergrad (now in PhD in philosophy or theology) who keeps a pretty extensive blog. I need to go back and check it out.

    Also, Lennox & Guiness & Kreeft all have answers.

  9. compassioninpolitics / May 18 2015 1:17 am

    Here is a list of Bible verses thats pretty helpful:
    http://counselingoneanother.com/2012/03/20/36-purposes-of-god-in-our-suffering/

  10. compassioninpolitics / Jun 21 2016 11:43 pm

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