God and the Problem of Evil: Socratic Dialogues on Theodicy

Title: God and the Problem of Evil: Socratic Dialogues on Theodicy
Author: Tolly Kizilos
Publisher: Lulu.com
Date of Publication: 2008
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-4357-1272-0

Price: Paperback USD$9.95, download USD$2.50
Description: Paperback, 100pp
Availability: www.lulu.com

About the Book

God and the Problem of Evil: Socratic Dialogues on Theodicy. “Why does a loving, omnipotent God allow evil to exist?” This question arises when we witness evil, or when evil is debated by theists and atheists as they defend or attack faith in God. The answer for believers is called a "theodicy," i.e. justification of God. The book explores all the major theodicies proposed by great Christian theologians and others. It distills the main points of each Theodicy and presents them in the enlightening and enjoyable way of Socratic dialogues. The crime is evil in the world. God’s power and love are called to question. A courtroom investigation is set up, where Apologists for theodicies defend God’s ways, and members of a Truth Commission interrogate them, probing for strengths and weaknesses. The objective is to offer a primer on Theodicy and make it exciting for the reader. In addition, the book is presented as a set of scripted dialogues, ready to be performed by a few volunteers.

About the Author

Apostolos P. (Tolly) Kizilos holds advanced degrees from M.I.T. and the University of Iowa. Before he retired, he was director of Organization Development for a large corporation.

Tolly Kizilos is now an Adjunct Professor of Management at the University of St. Thomas, in Minneapolis, and devotes his energies to teaching, consulting, writing on religious themes and the explication of Orthodoxy to non-Orthodox Christians. Among his other works are a number of books and articles, including: Decision at Golgotha, Once Upon a Corporation: Leadership Insights from Short Stories, Dwarf's Legacy, and Tradition and Change: Concerns for Today's Greek Orthodox Church of America, "The Church and the Patriarch's Charter," "The Christian's Responsibility on Global Warming Issues," "Christianity and the Political Process: A Review by Tolly Kizilos of Wogaman's Christian Perspectives on Politics."

(Posting date 13 May 2008 )

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