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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Book on the *Logical Problem of Evil*, 13 April 2010
This review is from: God, Freedom and Evil (Paperback)
(As note, much of the material in this book can also be found in "The Nature of Necessity"by Plantinga. This is a very condensed and less technical version of that book)

In this book Plantinga is attempting to answer the *logical problem of evil* and nothing else. The logical problem, briefly stated and according to Mackie, is as follows:

(1) God is omnipotent
(2) God is wholly good

and

(3) Evil exists

The main idea is that this set, taken as a whole, involves a contradiction.

While this simple set of propositions might appear inconsequential, this was one the major problems in philosophy of religion for some time. And until Plantinga, this (often called "the logical problem of evil") was one of the main arguments used against the coherence of traditional theism. Plantinga's main argument details with rigor why this set is not a contradiction (e.g., free will, metaphysics of modality, etc).

Because of this book (or the longer, more academic version "The Nature of Necessity") philosophers have all but stopped discussing the logical problem of evil. This rarely rarely happens in philosophy which is a testament to Plantinga and his book. Buy it, read it and spread the word. It is not logically inconsistent to believe that a good and all-knowing God would allow evil.
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Initial post: 13 Apr 2012, 23:46:15 BST
If only all reviews were as concise and to the point as this.

Thank you, I will indeed buy the book.
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