Lecture 5: Problem of Evil
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The Problem of Evil
I. What is the problem of evil?
A. Two Kinds of Evil
B. Different Forms of the Problem
II. Two Alternative Worldviews
A. Religious Dualism
1. Step 1
2. Step 2
3. Step 3
III. Two Versions of the Problem
A. Deductive Problem of Evil
1. Search for the Missing Premise
2. New Proposition
3. New List of Christian Beliefs
B. Inductive Problem: Gratuitous Evil
1. Deductive Formulation
2. Inductive Formulation
3. Final Point
IV. The Christian Worldview
A. Two Kinds of Good
B. Two Kinds of Evil
C. Scripture Texts
1. Romans 8:28
2. Romans 8:18
For more information, see:
The full course, Christian Apologetics, Lecture #4 The Problem of Evil
Nash, Faith and Reason, pp. 177-221.
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