The general perception of apologetics is that it answers the objections of unbelievers and gives proofs for the truth of Christianity. In its most general sense, apologetics serves to give a reasoned answer for why we believe what we believe. But apologetics is for the believer as well as the unbeliever. Believers have questions, too, even doubts sometimes, about our faith. This issue of the Areopagus Journal addresses one such issue that resonates with both believers and unbelievers. I believe it is also one of the most difficult of all apologetics issues- the problem of evil.
Veritas: Why Lord? by Craig Branch
What is the Question? A Look at the “Problems” of Evil by James K. Beilby
Peering Through a Glass Darkly: A Response to the Philosophical Problem of Evil by Steven B. Cowan
A Biblical Perspective on Evil by Jason Thompson
Coping with Evil in Real Life by Howard Dial and Howard Eyrich
T.D. Jakes’ Modalistic Heresy by Clete Hux
Atheism: A Philosophical Justification by Michael Martin. Temple University Press, 1990
God, Freedom, and Evil by Alvin Plantinga. Eerdmans, 1974; 112 pages
The Roots of Evil by Norman L. Geilser, 2nd ed. Probe, 1978; 106 pages.
To Everyone an Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview by Eds. Francis J. Beckwith, William Lane Craig, and J.P. Moreland. InterVarsity, 2004; 380 pages.
When Life and Beliefs Collide: How Knowing God Makes a Difference by Carolyn Custis James. Zondervan, 2001; 256 pages.