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The Many Faces of Evil: Theological Systems and the Problems of Evil

Format: Digital
, 2004
ISBN: 1581345674


In this examination of the questions posed by the problem of evil, John Feinberg addresses the intellectual and theological framework of theodicy. Beginning with a discussion of the logical problem of evil, he interacts with leading thinkers who have previously written on these themes.

Key Features

  • Discusses the concept of evil and the problems it causes, both logical and theological
  • Presents multiple viewpoints on the same questions about evil


  • Section I: The Logical Problem of Evil
    • Theonomy and the Problem of Evil
    • Leibniz and the Problem of Evil
    • The Free Will Defense
    • Several Contemporary Modfied Rationalist Theologies
    • God and Moral Evil
    • God and Natural Evil
  • Section II: The Evidential Problem of Evil
    • Evil as Evidence
    • Atheistic Arguments from Evil
    • Theists and the Evidential Argument from Evil
    • Theists and Evil as Evidence (II)
    • Evil and Evidence
  • Section III: The Problem of Hell
    • Hell and the Problem of Evil
  • Section IV: The Religious Problem of Evil
    • The Religious Problem of Evil
    • The Religious Problem: Uses of Suffering

Praise for the Print Edition

Feinberg’s classic treatment of the problem of evil has been a standard treatment of this philosophical issue for some time. Coming from the Augustinian/Reformed tradition, it is a vigorous defense of both God’s sovereignty and human responsibility. This new edition makes an already great book even better, as Feinberg has been able to incorporate new material in his debates and conversation with people like Rowe and Plantinga. This is surely one of the most important books ever written on the problem of evil. Those who ignore it will find their own understanding of the issue impoverished, especially in light of the current discussion.

Chad Owen Brand, associate professor of Christian theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

The Many Faces of Evil presents an excellent overview and response to the logical, evidential, and existential aspects of the problem. Those who expect insightful, decisive analyses from John Feinberg will not be disappointed. Crossway Books is also to be commended for its ongoing tradition of strong scholarly publications. This is a ‘must read’ text.

Gary R. Habermas, distinguished research professor and chair, Philosophy Department, Liberty University

In this updated edition, Feinberg continues to press home the message that there are many versions of the problem of evil and that, in fact, there are many successful solutions to these versions as well. Feinberg gives a thorough presentation of the alternatives as well as of his own position. A valuable resource!

Winfried Corduan, professor of philosophy and religion, Taylor University

Product Details

  • Title: The Many Faces of Evil: Theological Systems and the Problems of Evil
  • Author: John S. Feinberg
  • Edition: Revised and expanded
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 544
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Topic: Theology

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About John S. Feinberg

John S. Feinberg is department chair and professor of biblical and systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of Ethics for a Brave New World (with Paul D. Feinberg) and is general editor of Crossway’s Foundations of Evangelical Theology series.