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Published: 09 March 2021

248 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197556412

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God, Suffering, and the Value of Free Will

Laura W. Ekstrom

  • Offers a comprehensive argument for the nonexistence of God in light of human suffering, while still respecting religious beliefs
  • Gives a nuanced treatment of the problem of evil
  • Argues against theists who appeal to human free will in justifying the existence of God, questioning what makes free will so valuable a power that God would choose to create persons with it
  • Provides an extended case for rejecting the currently popular position of skeptical theism, in a defense of human cognitive capacities