The Theological Problem of Evil: Part one..

In an excerpt from a 2006 DVD we made, staff from the University of Gloucestershire consider the nature of evil, and the place of sin, in the Christian understanding of it. This is only an introduction, but may stimulate some discussion..

Part 1 of a series of 4..

Is the Problem of Evil a barrier to belief?

  • A religiously ambiguous universe may be compatible with our concept of God – so much so that some say that God has so made the world that he cannot be conclusively proved.
  • The problem of evil is different, it needs to be answered, if the world and a theistic belief are to be reconciled. The problem of evil only exists for those who believe in God. This is a God who is held to both unlimited in power and in benevolence/love.

In case you’re interested – there is more info about our Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course at http://db.tt/jSEK5Qn4 – enjoy

Staff from the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course at University of Gloucestershire talking about Philosophy of Religion..

FEEL FREE TO VISIT/JOIN OUR COURSE FACEBOOK GROUP.. – Current and past students talking about Philosophy,Religion, Ethics, Religious Education and more.. (and the odd cat picture..)

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What is the Problem of Evil?

A very short video – just a basic definition of the Problem of Evil..

The logical format into which the problem is put is that of three statements which the theist wishes to take on board, but which seem to entail a contradiction, these being :

 (i) God is wholly Good (omnibenevolent)

(ii) God is Omnipotent (all-powerful)

(iii) Evil Exists

In case you’re interested – there is more info about our Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course at http://db.tt/jSEK5Qn4 – enjoy

Staff from the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course at University of Gloucestershire talking about Philosophy of Religion..

FEEL FREE TO VISIT/JOIN OUR COURSE FACEBOOK GROUP.. – Current and past students talking about Philosophy,Religion, Ethics, Religious Education and more.. (and the odd cat picture..)

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Moral Evil and Natural Evil

A basic definition of Moral and Natural Evil – but also some possible issues…