Matt Andorf, “Whence Evil?”, Dec 8

by alexeyburov

Dear all,

The speaker at our meeting of Friday Dec 8 will be Matt Andorf, whose talk is entitled as

Whence Evil?

Abstract:

Is the idea of a perfectly good, omnipotent and omniscient god inconsistent with a world that contains evil? I will examine attempts made by philosophers and theologians to show the compatibility with a good god and the all too common presents of evil found in our world. We will examine the so called “free will defense” as well as an alternative theodicy advanced by John Hick.

While discussed this topic with Matt, I was pleased to see seriousness, persistence and versatility of his attempts to clarify that. This talk will consist of two parts; the second one will be two weeks later, Dec. 22.

The place and time are usual: Req Room (WH4NW), 12:00

Everybody is welcome; feel free to come with your lunch.

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