Evil and Suffering exam questions

a) For what reasons may suffering create philosophical problems for religious believers? [10]

b) Outline TWO solutions and comment on their success? [10] (from the specimen paper)

 

2001

a) What do religious believers mean by the problem of suffering? [5]

b) Select any two theodicies and consider how far they offer solutions to this problem. [15]

 

2002

a) Outline the reasons why some beliefs about God mean that suffering poses particular problems for religious believers. [7]

b) Examine and comment of the success or otherwise of any TWO theodicies. [13]

 

2003

a) What is meant by the ‘problem of suffering’? [4]

b) Give an account of TWO theodicies and consider the view that they fail to solve the problem of suffering. [16]

 


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