While the evidence for design in nature has become much stronger in recent decades, many people continue to reject it. The problem of evil ranks as one of the main reasons for this. If the world is designed by an intelligent and powerful being, why are there so many apparent imperfections? Why do so many people die in natural disasters? What aspects of our condition can be attributed to the biblical Fall? William Edgar serves as a helpful guide for the perplexed in his Science and the Problem of Evil, showing that Christian doctrine can make sense of these difficult questions.
Dr. Edgar gives wise counsel in sorting through major issues about evil. Using a biblically grounded worldview, he ably distinguishes evil as an intrusion from a world that God originally created good, and shows the inadequacy of modern materialism. He gives hope on the basis of Christ's work of redemption. He also provides useful guidance about the death and suffering of animals, about science and technology, and about the growing possibilities for abusing technology as well as benefiting from it.