Reconciling God & the Problem of Evil


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An atheist

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1. Theodicy is the practice of

2. Which of these philosophers saw evil as a tool of discipline?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of evil in philosophical thought and allow you to further understand this ongoing conundrum of reconciling God and evil. The quiz will ask you to define the terms atheist and theodicy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will match the following philosophical beliefs with the philosopher:

  • Evil was a product of free will
  • Man is still in the creation process
  • Evil is a tool of discipline

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test their knowledge by using the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about reconciliation of God and evil
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding atheism and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as theodicy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about various philosophers' beliefs regarding why evil exists

Additional Learning

To learn more about the problem evil poses in philosophical thought, review the accompanying lesson, Reconciling God & the Problem of Evil. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn how you can come to your own answer to this issue
  • Understand the difficulty in resolving this problem
  • Explore the philosophies with the use of examples