Stephen FieldsGeorgetown University
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"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is impotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Whence then is evil?”
So the philosopher David Hume presents the classic 'problem of evil.' For Christians, this is no mere logical puzzle. It is a challenge to our relationship with a God who we are convinced is not only all-powerful, but all-loving. How can we love God, and know ourselves to be loved by God, amid all the evils of the world? Fr. Stephen Fields, SJ (Georgetown University) will provide a Catholic perspective on how to confront this perennial problem.
ABOUT THE MAGIS SERIES
The Magis Series on Faith and Reason brings accessible yet sophisticated lectures on the Church's intellectual tradition to the broad lay public. The event is open to everyone from high school students to retirees. Anyone who desires a lively entree into the mind of the Church is welcome and encouraged to attend.
5:30 PM | Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres
6:15 PM | Lecture
6:50 PM | Q&A
7:00 PM | Event concludes
Fr. Stephen Fields, SJ is the inaugural Hackett Family Professor in Theology at the Georgetown University. His current Research includes the place of the natural law in the problem of nature and grace; faith and probability in John Henry Newman; Newman's Idea of a University, and the contemporary context.