Chad Meister (Ph.D., Marquette University) is professor of philosophy at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana. He is the author or editor of numerous articles and books, including The Oxford Handbook of Religious Diversity, Reasons for Faith and God Is Great, God Is Good. James K. Dew Jr. is associate professor of the history of ideas and philosophy, and dean of the college at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Acknowledgments Introduction Part One: What is Evil and Why is it a Problem? 1. Evidential Problems of Evil Gregory E. Ganssle and Yena Lee 2. Logical Problems of Evil James K. Dew Jr. 3. God and Gratuitous Evil Bruce Little Part Two: Some Reasons God Might Allow Evil 4. Natural Evil: A "Free Process" Defense Garry DeWeese 5. Augustine and the Problem of Evil R. Douglas Geivett 6. The Irenaean Soul-Making Theodicy James Spiegel 7. Leibniz and the Best of All Possible Worlds Jill Graper Hernandez Part Three: Evil and Other Relevant Themes 8. Evil and Primeval Sin Paul Copan 9. Evil and Original Sin Paul Copan 10. Evil and the Hiddenness of God Chad Meister 11. Evil and Prayer Charles Taliaferro 12. Evil, the Resurrection and the Example of Jesus Gary Habermas 13. Evil in Non-Christian Religions Win Corduan 14. Evil and the New Atheism David Beck 15. Evil as Evidence for Christianity Gregory E. Ganssle Part Four: Issues in Dialogue 16. Diversity, Evil and Hell: A Particularist Approach William Lane Craig 17. God and Hell Reconciled Kyle Blanchette and Jerry Walls 18. Evil, Creation and Intelligent Design William Dembski 19. Evil, Creation and Evolution Karl W. Giberson and Francis S. Collins Appendix: The Craig-Tooley Debate: Theism, Atheism and the Problem of Evil William Lane Craig and Michael Tooley Contributors Notes Name Index Subject Index