God and Evil: A Philosophical Inquiry


Location: Eck Visitors’ Center Auditorium

The Center for Philosophy of Religion presents the Ninth Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

Paul Draper, professor of philosophy, Purdue University

Does the suffering in our world make it unlikely that a loving God exists? Professor Draper will compare the theistic hypothesis that an all-powerful, all-knowing, and wholly good God exists to a competing hypothesis called naturalism. He will argue both that naturalism fits the “data of good and evil” much better than theism does and also that naturalism is much simpler than theism. The prospects for resisting an atheistic conclusion will then be explored.

A discussion and reception will follow.

All students, faculty, and staff are welcome.