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Philosophy Talk asks about good, evil, and the divine plan

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What kind of divinity allows its believers to suffer?

A theodicy is an explanation about why a world created by a kind and all-powerful God contains so much suffering. It forces us to think about the nature of good and evil, whether the kind of knowledge an all-knowing God has leaves room for human freedom. Why do people who suffer often find their faith in God growing stronger? Is evil an illusion? Does God really need a defense attorney? John and Ken search for insight with Andrew Pinsent, Research Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at the University of Oxford. Sunday 12/20 at 10 am and Tuesday 12/22 at 12 noon.