James K. Dew Jr. & Paul M. Gould, “Introduction to Philosophy,” Published by Baker Academic, 2019. Must read “Chapter 12, The Existence of God” & “Chapter 13, Evil & the Hiddenness of God.” The essay is 600 to 625 words, not including quotes. Must address each of the questions: 1. Compare and contrast the three reading(s); what are some philosophical similarities and differences?
- Can life have objective meaning without God? Defend your answer making reference (Pro or Con) to the reading(s).
- Could life be “good” without objective meaning? Defend your answer making reference (Pro or Con) to the reading(s).
- What effect do your “Conclusions” reading the problem of evil have in your view, on the philosophical case for God’s existence? Explain How & Why?
Dew & Gould Chapter 12-13 beginning this assignment: “The Absurdity of Life without God,” by Craig, and “Suffering: Richard Dawkins Contra Jesus,” by Thomas include quotes.
Major Point Support:
Demonstrates understanding of the topic: “God and the problem of Evil.” Display clear development of ideas and concepts. Assertions are well reasoned & strongly supported. Include original & insightful observations and ideas. Scriptures from the Bible can be used correctly.
Structure & Organization:
Flow of thought and discussion is logical and organized well. Transitions between all points are smooth and clear.