Satan and the Problem of Evil
In this important book Gregory A. Boyd mounts a thorough response to these ages-old questions, which remain both crucial and contentious, both practical and complex.
In this work Boyd defends his scripturally grounded trinitarian warfare theodicy (presented in God at War) with rigorous philosophical reflection and insights from human experience and scientific discovery. Critiquing the classical Calvinist solution to the problem of evil, he advocates an alternative understanding of the sovereignty of the trinitarian God and of the reality of Satan that sheds light on our fallen human condition.
While all may not agree with Boyd's conclusions, Satan and the Problem of Evil promises to advance the church's discussion of these critical issues.
1. The World at War: The Warfare Worldview of the Bible the Early Church
2. The Free Fall: Free Will the Origin of Evil
3. A Risky Creation: Divine Foreknowledge the Trinitarian Warfare Worldview
4. A Question of Balance: Issues Surrounding the Foreknowledge of God the Openness of the Future
5. Love and War: Risk the Sovereignty of God
6. No Turning Back: The Irrevocability the Finitude of Freedom
7. Praying in the Whirlwind: Miracles, Prayer the Arbitrariness of Life
8. "Red in Tooth and Claw": Perspectives on the Origin of Natural Evil, Part 1
9. When Nature Becomes a Weapon: Perspectives on the Origin of Natural Evil, Part 2
10. This an Enemy Has Done: "Natural" Evil the Trinitarian Warfare Theodicy
11. A Clash of Doctrines: Eternal Suffering Annihilationism
12. A Separate Reality: Hell, das Nichtige the Victory of God
Appendix 1: Remaining Objections
Appendix 2: Four Philosophical Arguments for the Incompatibility of EDF Self-Determining Free Will
Appendix 3: On Incomplete Probationary Periods
Appendix 4: A Theology of Chance
Appendix 5: Explanations of Texts Used to Support Compatibilism