|aThesis (M.A.)--California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2000.
|aThe undoubted existence of a variety of evils in our world does not appear compatible with the traditional Judeo-Christian belief in a benevolent and omnipotent God. This apparent contradiction constitutes the Problem of Evil, and it is perhaps the greatest challenge to theism. However, a closer analysis will reveal that the moral perception of certain physical, moral or metaphysical events that appear to be evil may not be defined so from the divine point of view. Moreover, the analysis of different philosophical approaches that have attempted to understand the apparent difficulties of reconciling God's goodness to the experience of evil suggests that philosophical arguments are unable to solve this moral dilemma. Only when good and evil are property comprehended can the Problem of Evil be adequately understood, and God is discovered to be attested.