The Problem of Animal Pain

A Theodicy for All Creatures Great and Small

  • Trent Dougherty

Part of the Palgrave Frontiers in Philosophy of Religion book series (PFPR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 183-197

About this book


Animal suffering constitutes perhaps the greatest challenge to rational belief in the existence of God. Considerations that render human suffering theologically intelligible seem inapplicable to animal suffering. In this book, Dougherty defends radical possibilities for animal afterlife that allow a soul-making theodicy to apply to their case.


Problem of evil evil theodicy sceptical theism Bayes Bayesian Probabilism Evidentialism Evidence bibliography Cartesian existence of god god knowledge

Authors and affiliations

  • Trent Dougherty
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  1. 1.Baylor UniversityUSA

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