Human Freedom and the Logic of Evil

Prolegomenon to a Christian Theology of Evil

  • Richard Worsley

Part of the Library of Philosophy and Religion book series (LPR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. The Problem of Evil

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richard Worsley
      Pages 3-10
    3. Richard Worsley
      Pages 11-21
  3. The Bases of Natural Evil

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Richard Worsley
      Pages 39-63
    3. Richard Worsley
      Pages 64-71
    4. Richard Worsley
      Pages 72-95
    5. Richard Worsley
      Pages 96-122
    6. Richard Worsley
      Pages 123-137
  4. The Problem of Human Evil

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Richard Worsley
      Pages 141-148
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 178-222

About this book


Worsley argues that it is rational to believe in a realist, loving God in the face of evil. Beginning with a critique of Alvin Plantinga, he shows that human freedom is highly complex, and so depends upon complex structures in nature. These are both necessary for freedom but also sufficient for natural evil. He offers close analysis of the evolution of the human brain. The book develops a parallel argument that human evil stems from the evolution of personality.


Christian theology god theology

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard Worsley
    • 1
  1. 1.Parish of CalodenCoventryUK

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