Doug Geivett to speak on "God and the Problem of Evil"
God and the Problem of Evil
7:00 pm October 28, 2014 Adams Auditorium, Wallace Building room 149
Enlightenment philosopher David Hume, paraphrasing Epicurus, wrote “Is he (God) willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is impotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Whence then is evil?” The existence and nature of evil is perhaps the most difficult philosophical problem for those who believe that there is a God who is morally perfect, omniscient, and omnipotent. In this talk, Doug Geivett will discuss the problem of evil for theistic belief and consider several possible responses to it.
Doug Geivett received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Southern California, and is currently Professor of Philosophy in the Talbot Department of Philosophy at Biola University in La Mirada, CA. He has published numerous journal articles and reviews, and is the author or editor of several books, including Evil and the Evidence for God (Temple University Press), Contemporary Perspectives in Religious Epistemology (Oxford University Press), and Being Good (Eerdmans). He has lectured throughout the United States, and in Canada, England, Scotland, Spain, France, Sweden, China, and Ukraine. Dr. Geivett teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of epistemology, the philosophy of religion, and philosophy and film. He is currently a visiting professor at St. Louis University.
Published on October 08, 2014