Author(s): John Harwood Hick
When first published, Evil and the God of Love instantly became recognized as a modern theological classic, widely viewed as the most important work on the problem of evil to appear in English for more than a generation. Including a foreword by Marilyn McCord Adams, this reissue also contains a new preface by the author.
World-renowned philosopher of religion JOHN HICK was the author of numerous books which were translated into sixteen languages. He taught in Britain and the United States and lectured in many countries. His Gifford Lectures, An Interpretation of Religion, received the Grawemeyer Award for new religious thinking.
Preface to the 1985 Reissue Preface to the 2010 Reissue Foreword List of Abbreviations PART I: INTRODUCTORY The Problem and its Terms The Two Poles of Thought - Monism and Dualism PART II: THE AUGUSTINIAN TYPE OF THEODICY The Fountainhead: St Augustine - Evil as Privation of Good Stemming from Misused Freedom The Fountainhead: St Augustine - The Principle of Plenitude and the Aesthetic Theme Catholic Thought from Augustine to the Present Day The Problem of Evil in Reformed Thought Eighteenth-Century 'Optimism' Dividing the Light from the Darkness PART III: THE IRENAEAN TYPE OF THEODICY Sin and the Fall According to the Hellenistic Fathers The Irenaean Type of Theodicy in Schleiermacher The Two Theodicies - Contrasts and Agreements PART IV: A THEODICY FOR TODAY The Starting-Point Moral Evil Pain Suffering The Kingdom of God and the Will of God Recent Work on the Problem of Evil Index