God, Darwin, and the Problem of Evil

by James J. Garber



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/15/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 282
ISBN : 9781490771830
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 282
ISBN : 9781490771854
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 282
ISBN : 9781490771847

About the Book

The problem of evil has troubled theologians and philosophers since antiquity. Multiple solutions to this problem have been proposed over the centuries, but none has fully answered the question of why God allows evil into our lives. Author James J. Garber offers a systematic explanation of the problem of evil in his book God, Darwin, and the Problem of Evil. Garber’s answer is based on evolution as developed by Charles Darwin in the nineteenth century. Evolution, as explained by Darwin, has come to be accepted by the scientific community as an empirically sound explanation for how humans, flora, and fauna have come to exist on earth. Our environment is constantly changing, and if we are to survive in our world, we must evolve. Thus, what we view as the problem of evil is actually God’s (or some higher power’s) way of helping us survive and become more advanced as a species. We need challenges, or some form of “evil,” to survive. Thus, the evils we face daily are part of the material world in which we live. God, Darwin, and the Problem of Evil provides a systematic explanation of evil. Whether one is a theist, deist, or an atheist, the problem of evil can be solved by Garber’s Darwinian and evolutionary solution to the problem of evil.

About the Author

Dr. Garber holds degrees in several areas including a BA in philosophy, and classic civilizations, master degrees in counseling, astronomy and theology as well as a PhD in humanities and his MD. He has published several other books including: Harmony in Healing: the Theoretical Basis of Ancient and Medieval Medicine, as well as, Problem Gods: In Search of a Meaningful Deity. He has also translated a seventeenth century medical manual, Hippocrates Contractus, (Synopsis of Hippocrates) from Latin into English that will be published in the future. As an outgrowth of his various fields of study the author believes that the problem of evil is not only a longstanding philosophical-theological puzzle that needs to be solved but that this problem one of the most basic, essential issues that theologians and philosophers face. In answering this question one will be able to resolve many other related issues. This book Is of interest to scholars in the areas of theology and philosophy as well as any well-read person who seeks to expand their intelectual horizons.