Calvinism and the Problem of Evil

2017.01.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David E. Alexander and Daniel M. Johnson (eds.), Calvinism and the Problem of Evil, Pickwick, 2016, 308pp., $29.60 (pbk), ISBN
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2017.01.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David E. Alexander and Daniel M. Johnson (eds.), Calvinism and the Problem of Evil, Pickwick, 2016, 308pp., $29.60 (pbk), ISBN 9781620325780. Reviewed by Jerry L. Walls, Houston Baptist University This book is both brave and bold. It is brave because most of its contributors defend a position that many Christian philosophers think is indefensible and, in fact, makes the problem of evil even worse than it already is. It is bold because the authors put forward a number of interesting proposals in arguing that their position is not only no worse off than other options on the table, but actually better. The book contains twelve essays and an introduction, and ten of these essays defend Calvinism in one way or another against various forms of the charge that Calvinism exacerbates the problem of evil. In the first essay, Daniel M. Johnson, one of the editors, provides a map of the territory, beginning... . . .

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