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A Biblical Perspective

Why Does God Permit Evil?

A Fresh Approach to an Age-Old Problem

In The Problem of Evil: A Biblical Perspective, Dr. Doug Erlandson takes a fresh approach to a question that has baffled philosophers and theologians for centuries: “If God is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-good, why does he permit evil?” The attempt to provide an adequate answer to this question is known as “Theodicy.”

Drawing on his nearly forty years of teaching and writing on the problem of evil, Erlandson examines the traditional theodicies and shows why they are unable to solve the problem. He then argues that the only way we will understand why God permits evil is if we accept the answer that Scripture gives to the question.

Here’s a Preview of What’s in the Book

  • What’s wrong with the freewill defense and other traditional theodicies
  • Why a God-centered theodicy is necessary to solving the problem of evil
  • Why God’s answer to Job is absolutely to the point
  • What we can learn from the suffering and death of Christ
  • Why we can have full assurance that God will work everything to our good