The Problem of Evil and Suffering
A number of resources to cover the Problem of Evil. Created for A-Level AQA.
Could be used for other A-Level exam boards or GCSE.
Introduction to the Problem (Natural and Moral Evil)
The Logical Problem - Inconsistent Triad with reference to Hume, Epicuris and Mackie
The Evidential Problem of Evil - with reference to quality and quantity (Brothers Karamazov) and pointless evil (Rowe’s Fawn)
The Free Will Defence - with reference to Mackie, Swinburne and Plantinga’s defences.
The Augustinian Theodicy
The Irenaean Theodicy
Hick’s Soul-Making Theodicy
The strengths and weaknesses of all thee above
Each lesson contains a powerpoint, notes and activites for the entire Problem of Evil module