[SydPhil] Workshop on the Problem of Evil

Nick Trakakis Nick.Trakakis at acu.edu.au
Thu Apr 17 18:06:53 AEST 2014

Problem of Evil Workshop

presented by
Faculty of Theology & Philosophy
Australian Catholic University

Monday July 14 and Tuesday July 15, 2014

Australian Catholic University, Melbourne campus

Room 5.15, 250 Victoria Parade

How, if at all, can the existence of a perfectly loving God be reconciled with the suffering and evil in the world? This workshop will explore a range of responses and approaches to this difficult question, from the construction of ‘theodicies’ to challenges to the traditional understanding of God.


Professor Eleonore Stump (Saint Louis University)
Professor Kevin Hart (University of Virginia & Australian Catholic University)
Professor Terrence Tilley (Fordham University)
Professor Beverley Clack (Oxford Brookes University)
Professor John Bishop (University of Auckland)
Professor Graham Oppy (Monash University)
Dr Andrew Gleeson (Flinders University)
Dr Nick Trakakis (Australian Catholic University)

Schedule for each day

9am – 10.30am: SESSION 1

10.30am – 11am: morning tea

11am – 12.30pm: SESSION 2

12.30pm – 1.30pm: lunch

1.30pm – 3pm: SESSION 3

3pm – 3.30pm: afternoon tea

3.30pm – 5pm: SESSION 4

Format for each session:

Prior to the workshop each speaker will have prepared a ‘Position Statement’, an outline of their response and approach to the problem of evil. In the opening 15mins the speaker will provide a summary of their Position Statement. Over the next 60mins three other workshop participants will give short replies to the speaker’s Position Statement, and the speaker will in turn reply to these. In the final 15 mins, members of the audience will have the opportunity to offer comments and questions.

RSVP: If you would like to attend the workshop, please rsvp by June 30. Places are limited, so please make your reservation quickly by contacting Dr. Nick Trakakis: Nick.Trakakis at acu.edu.au<mailto:Nick.Trakakis at acu.edu.au>. Copies of speakers’ Position Statements will be distributed to those who have made a reservation.
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