A Frightening Love: Recasting the Problem of Evil

Authors: Gleeson, Andrew

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A Frightening Love radically rethinks God and evil. It rejects theodicy and its impersonal conception of reason and morality. Faith survives evil through a miraculous love that resists philosophical rationalization. Authors criticised include Alvin Plantinga, Richard Swinburne, Marilyn McCord Adams, Peter van Inwagen, John Haldane, William Hasker.

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ANDREW GLEESON Lecturer in Philosophy at the Flinders University of South Australia. He has previously taught philosophy at the Australian Catholic University and the University of Adelaide. He has published articles in the philosophy of mind, ethics and the philosophy of religion.

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'This is a marvelous book. Gleeson's suggestion that it is God's love, not His moral goodness, that should occupy central place in our thinking gives to the problem of evil a shape radically different from that familiar in contemporary philosophy of religion. But the significance of the book reaches well beyond these issues: for Gleeson's approach challenges the conventional distinction between an intellectual and an 'existential' enquiry between the philosopher and the human being that will be of interest to any philosopher who is seriously concerned about the character of his or her work.' - David Cockburn, University of Wales Trinity Saint David's, UK

'This is a very readable, sensitive and thorough rethinking, incisively critical of recent work in theodicy and of over-anthropomorphic conceptions of God. Gleeson's account of God as love itself - as disclosed from an existential rather than an impersonal, objectifying, perspective - is a movingly insightful interpretation of the logic of Christian faith. Philosophers of religion will be prompted by Gleeson's work to pay increased attention, in the continuing debates over God's existence, to exactly what it is that is at stake!' - John Bishop,University of Auckland, New Zealand


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Frightening Love: Recasting the Problem of Evil
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-35920-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230359208
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-24975-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32093-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 172
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