NCCL: God, evil, love and logic: the Problem of Evil in philosophical perspective

18 May 2019
10:00 - 12:30
NCCL: God, evil, love and logic: the Problem of Evil in philosophical perspective

The existence of evil in the world presents Christians with a difficult problem. Does it rule out the existence of God? If it doesn’t rule Him out, then why doesn't He prevent it? And if He doesn’t prevent it, then isn't He responsible for it? In this seminar, we’ll explore the problem of evil from the perspective of philosophical theology. We’ll consider both the evil that we do as free beings, and the evil done to us by an apparently uncaring natural world. We’ll also consider some famous responses to this problem, which try to explain not only how God could permit evil, but also why He would do so. And finally, we’ll ask what all this philosophy could possibly mean for someone with faith in a loving God.

Tutor: Dr Anthony Speca
Saturday 18 May 2019, 10am to 12.30pm, in Norwich Cathedral Library.
Cost: £10. To book contact NCCL Admin Team, 01603 218443, NCCL@cathedral.org.uk.