Religious Studies


Defining ‘gratuitous evil’: a response to Alan R. Rhoda


a1 Department of Philosophy, Huntington University, 2303 College Avenue, Huntington, IN 46750


In his article, ‘Gratuitous evil and divine providence’, Alan Rhoda claims to have produced an uncontroversial theological premise for the evidential argument from evil. I argue that his premise is by no means uncontroversial among theists, and I doubt that any premise can be found that is both uncontroversial and useful for the argument from evil.