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Why is there Evil?

On Wednesday the 8th of December 2003, Professor Gwen Griffith-Dickson delivered a lecture at Barnard’s Inn Hall on the subject of ‘Why is there evil?’ This lecture focuses on a question that all major religions have to address: simply, why is there evil and suffering? Key questions include, what is the origin of evil, and what is the purpose, if any, of suffering and wrongdoing in the larger scheme of things?

Areas covered within the lecture include;
1.) The Source of All
2.) A World Created
3.) A Stable World
4.) Human Responsibility
5.) Subtle Order
6.) The Perfect Rightness of the Actual
7.) Conclusion
 

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 Note: if you cannot view the embedded video, you can access it from its host page by clicking here. You can also view a full transcript of the lecture on the Gresham College website.

Why Is There Evil? - Professor Gwen Griffith-Dickson - Gresham College Lectures from Gresham College on Vimeo.

Updated: 8th December 2003. Keywords: