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What is the Problem of Evil? - Owen Anderson

Phoenix Seminary
June 1, 2021


Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Anderson on how to make sense of evil and suffering.

Topics of conversation include:

  • How the story of Job speaks to the problem of evil
  • The difference between discipline and punishment
  • What the story of Job teaches us about ourselves and about God
  • Philosophical resources for understanding the problem of evil.

Dr. Owen Anderson is professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Arizona State University, and serves as adjunct faculty at Phoenix Seminary. He has been a visiting scholar at Princeton Seminary, as well as a fellow at both Princeton University and University of Colorado, Boulder. He is the author of several books, including The Natural Moral Law: The Good After Modernity (Cambridge University Press, 2012), The Declaration of Independence and God: Self-Evident Truths in American Law (Cambridge University Press, 2015), and Job: A Philosophical Commentary (Logos Papers Press, 2021). Dr. Anderson holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Arizona State University.


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