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Philosophia Christi

Volume 10, Issue 2, 2008

Responding to New Resurrection Challenges

Paul Copan
Pages 451-460

Comments and Questions on Evil and the Justice of God
A Friendly Response to N. T. Wright

Theologian N. T. Wright’s book Evil and the Justice of God offers a biblical response to the problem of evil without attempting to “solve” the issue, but to shed light on the problem from a Christian theological perspective. This essay affirms Wright’s approach, but notes the need for greater clarity of the ontological language related to evil. The essay also seeks further answers to questions regarding animal suffering and the fall as well as the role of (just) force in preventing gross evils and restoring peace.