The Power of Evil
It is hard for God, too.
Stories of Evil
Augustine sees evil as a privation of good, as if it lacked power of its own. Process theologians disagree. They believe that evil has power in its own right.
Chapter 11.—What is Called Evil in the Universe is But the Absence of Good.
Where was God when I was being raped?
Let me say at the outset that I do not believe that anyone, certainly including process theologians, has ever provided a fully adequate account of sin and evil. Most emphatically, this short response to some thoughtful questions will not provide that. But I agree that the process response is “pretty satisfying intellectually.” I also think that some of the remaining difficulties arise from too abstract an approach. After clarifying my use of the terms “evil” and “sin,” I’ll turn to examples to respond to the questions.