Book Review: Theodicy of Love: Cosmic Conflict and the Problem of Evil John C. Peckham

Book Review: Theodicy of Love: Cosmic Conflict and the Problem of Evil John C. Peckham

The issue of theodicy goes centuries back and has been summarized by Hume in Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion as follows: Epicurus’s old questions are yet unanswered. Is he [God] willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then is he impotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then is he malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Whence then is evil?[i] I

If God Is Good, Why Is There Evil in the World? Answers from the Parable of the Wheat and Weeds

If God Is Good, Why Is There Evil in the World? Answers from the Parable of the Wheat and Weeds

The plot of this parable is straightforward: a sower sows good seed in his field, but an enemy corrupts the crop by secretly sowing weeds. The sower decides to let them grow together until the harvest—lest the wheat be lost—and then separate them, sending each to its proper destiny. Five characters populate the scene: the sower, the men, the enemy,

Did He Who Made the Lamb Make Thee?

Did He Who Made the Lamb Make Thee?

“The Tyger,” quoted above, is a stunning and sublime work of poetry by the English romantic painter, poet, and printmaker William Blake. But beyond its beauty, it probes into one of the most troubling existential questions of life: the dual presence of beauty and horror, pleasure and pain, happiness and misery, goodness and viciousness. Though the