Philosophy Professor Collaborates on Book Project "God and Evil"

Bethel College Professor of Philosophy Chad Meister, Ph.D., recently collaborated on a book project called “God and Evil.” Released by InterVarsity Press, contributors include various scholars in religion, philosophy and apologetics.

“God and Evil” addresses the question of evil — its origins, its justification, its solution — in accordance with Christian doctrine. It provides critical engagement with recent arguments against faith and offers grounds for renewed confidence in the God who is "acquainted with grief."

Meister co-edited the book along with James K. Dew, Jr. and authored a chapter entitled “Evil and the Hiddenness of God.” This book models a deep and passionate inquiry into the problem of evil and suffering, and features a full transcription of the much publicized debate between evangelical philosopher William Lane Craig and atheist philosopher Michael Tooley.

“God and Evil” can be purchased at,, or from directly.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelors and masters degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,000 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.