Published online by Cambridge University Press: 24 October 2008
Theism, according to David O'Connor, has in recent centuries been on trial for its life, the charge being that the existence of so much evil in the world is incompatible with belief in a benevolent creator. But this trial, he claims is incapable of producing a reasoned verdict.
2 Cf. Rowe, William L., ‘The Empirical Argument from Evil’, in Rationality, Religious Belief and Moral Commitment, eds. Audi, Robert and Wainwright, William J. (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1986), pp. 227–47.Google Scholar