"Horrendous Evils and the Goodness of God" Discussion Questions

Marilyn McCord Adams
  1. Describe the scene Tolstoy witnessed and how he responded to it. Why is this an example of horrendous evil, according to Sutherland?
  2. What would it take for Tolstoy’s “Why-question” to be displaced, according to Sutherland? Why is this a problem for Adams’s view?
  3. Why does Sutherland believe that for horrendous evil to be defeated, it might require a problematic shift in moral perception? Use Tolstoy’s experience to explain this idea. How does this create a problem for Adams?
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