The next talk in the winter 2014 Faculty Lecture Series will include a discussion about a theodicy that supports the notion of a limited God. Hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, the talk is free and all are invited to attend.
“A Limited Defense of the Limited God Theodicy”
Faculty Lecture Series | Darren Hibbs, Ph.D., associate professor
Thursday, Feb. 13
Alvin Sherman Library | Second Floor Gallery
About the Talk
The philosophical problem of evil amounts to the claim that the presence of evil or suffering in the world either (a) logically entails that an omniscient, omnipotent, and morally perfect God does not exist, or (b) shows that the existence of such a being is unlikely. A theodicy is an attempt to respond to the problem of evil by explaining why God would permit evil. This talk will discuss some features of a theodicy that avoids problem (a) by appealing to the notion of limited God.
About the Series
The Faculty Lecture Series draws from the knowledge and expertise of more than 140 full-time faculty members within the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. The series explores the faculty’s diverse areas of interest in the arts, humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, and biological sciences. For more information, contact James Doan, Ph.D., professor at the college, at (954) 262-8207.