The Problem of Evil: The Gifford Lectures Delivered in the University of St. Andrews in 2003

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The vast amount of suffering in the world is often held as a particularly powerful reason to deny that God exists. Now, one of the world's most distinguished philosophers of religion presents his own position on the problem of evil. Highly accessible and sensitively argued, Peter van Inwagen's book argues that such reasoning does not hold: his conclusion is not that God exists, but that suffering cannot be shown to prove that He does not.

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Peter van Inwagen is John Cardinal O'Hara Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.

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[a] fine book * Trenton Merricks, The Times Literary Supplement * Van Inwagen must be the clearest writer and the best stylist in analytic philosophy, at least since the passing of W. V. Quine. * Daniel J. Hill, Ars Disputandi Journal * Peter Van Inwagen is one of the most interesting and original philosophers of religion writing today. * Stephen Priest, The Philosophical Quarterly *

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