But there is the central problem: Nature Red in Tooth and Claw addresses the evil of animal pain and suffering directly, scrutinizing explanations that have been offered for such evil. Problems Of and Explanations for Evil 2.
Animal Suffering and the Fall 4. Nobility, Flourishing, and Immortality: Animal Pain and Animal Well-Being 5.
While the problem of evil remains a perennial challenge to theistic belief, little attention has been paid to the special problem of animal pain and suffering. domaine-solitude.com: Nature Red in Tooth and Claw: Theism and the Problem of Animal Suffering (): Michael Murray: Books.
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To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. The problem of evil remains a perennial challenge to theistic belief. However, one aspect of this challenge has been largely unexplored by theists — the problem of non-human animal pain and suffering.
This problem has become even more vexing in the last century as theists have come to accept that non-human animals capable of pain and suffering have inhabited the earth for hundreds of millions of years, struggling to survive in the face of disease, deprivation, and predation. Evil of this sort might not be especially problematic if standard theodices offered by theists could be applied here as Evil of this sort might not be especially problematic if standard theodices offered by theists could be applied here as well.
Unfortunately, those explanations seem impotent in this domain. This book explores the special challenge to theism raised by non-human animals pain and suffering and explores four broad-ranging explanations aimed at responding to the challenge.
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