The Roots of Evil is an accessible treatment of the problem of evil, suffering, and pain. Norman L. Geisler addresses the most pressing questions from a Christian perspective about why bad things happen to good people.
Norman L. Geisler has taught at university and graduate levels for nearly fifty years and has spoken, traveled, or debated in all fifty states and in twenty-six countries. He holds a B. A. and M. A. from Wheaton College, a Th. B. from William Tyndale College and a Ph. D. in Philosophy from Loyola University.
After his studies at Wheaton, he became the graduate assistant in the Bible-Philosophy department at the college. He has since taught Bible, Apologetics and Philosophy at Detroit Bible College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Dallas Theological Seminary, and was Dean of Liberty Center for Research and Scholarship in Lynchburg, VA. In 1992 he co-founded and served as President of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, until 2006. Currently, he is professor of Theology and Apologetics at SES.
In addition to the books in this collection, Geisler is also the author of A General Introduction to the Bible and I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, as well as the books in The Norman L. Geisler Apologetics Library and Norman L. Geisler’s Systematic Theology (4 vols.).
“Finally, some physical evil occurs because higher forms live on lower ones.” (Page 74)
“Some physical evil comes to us indirectly from the free choices of others.” (Page 72)
“Some physical evils come to us directly from the free choices of others.” (Page 71)
“The historic Christian position states that man was created in the image of God and was placed on earth with the power of free choice. Man through his willful free choice brought evil into the world.” (Page 80)
“Some physical evil may be permitted as a condition of greater moral perfection.” (Page 73)