Griffin responds to critiques of his earlier work God, Power, and Evil: A Process Theodicy.
In this book Griffin responds to critiques of his earlier work—God, Power, and Evil: A Process Theodicy—and discusses ways in which his position has changed in the intervening years. In so doing, he examines the problem of evil, theodicy, and philosophical theology, and contrasts traditional theism and process theism with regard to the question of omnipotence.
David Ray Griffin is Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Theology at the School of Theology at Claremont and Claremont Graduate School, and Executive Director of the Center for Process Studies. Also published by SUNY Press are his God and Religion in the Postmodern World: Essays in Postmodern Theology; Physics and the Ultimate Significance of Time: Bohm, Prigogine, and Process Philosophy; The Reenchantment of Science: Postmodern Proposals; Sacred Interconnections: Postmodern Spirituality Political Economy, and Art; Spirituality and Society: Postmodern Visions; Primordial Truth and Postmodern Theology (with Huston Smith); Varieties of Postmodern Theology (with William Beardslee and Joe Holland); and Theology and the University: Essays in Honor of John B. Cobb, Jr. (with Joseph C. Hough, Jr. ).
"The book stands as a major contribution to process theology, and beyond that, to the general problem of theodicy in the 20th century. It takes its place beside the work of Plantinga as a major option for rational theology.
"The overall contribution of process theology has been to make clear the necessity of thinking through the categorical assumptions about our concepts of God, world, and evil. Griffin's work is the most original and fully developed of all the process theologians' in this regard. The present volume engages in debate with all the current contenders in the debate, and does so with sophistication and clarity. " — Robert Cummings Neville, Boston University
"I like the topic itself, which is immensely important, and the unusual opportunity to follow an author's argument through battle after battle. The struggle over these great issues is joined with a zest that communicates itself vividly to the reader. " — Frederick Ferré, University of Georgia