A brief introduction to the problem of evil and the free will defense : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Ashby, Stephen M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Lauder, Brent S. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-06T19:06:34Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-06T19:06:34Z
dc.date.created 1999 en_US
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.other A-229 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/191294
dc.description.abstract Every worldview has an explanation for the presence of evil. Some worldviews can explain evil easier than others. Many eastern perspectives explain the existence of evil in terms of a cause and effect system known as Karma. Every instance of evil that an individual may encounter during his or her lifetime is a direct result of some action or no action that was or was not performed in the past. On the other hand, the monotheistic worldview has a much more difficult time than the eastern worldview. The monotheistic position must defend the belief that an omnipotent and omni benevolent God exists, even in light of the obvious evils that have found a home here on earth. The following is a brief exploration of the problem of evil within monotheism as presented in its two forms: the logical problem of evil and the evidential problem of evil. I will examine the strengths and weaknesses of various monotheistic responses to the problem.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 23 leaves ; 29 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Religion. en_US
dc.title A brief introduction to the problem of evil and the free will defense : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1242182 en_US

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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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