A Discussion on the Religious Response to the Problem of Evil in Ghana Today

Peter Addai-Mensah

Issue: Vol.6  No.5 August 2020 Article 1 pp. 253-256
DOI : https://doi.org/10.38159/erats.2020082    |   Published online 10th August 2020.
© 2020 The Author(s). This is an open access article under the CCBY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


The existence of God is taken for granted by many believers. God is described as all good and all loving. The Bible tells believers that everything that God created was good and that God was so satisfied with the work of creation that God rested on the seventh day – cf. Gen. 1:31. This statement raises the question of the existence of Evil. Evil is a reality. The existence of Evil raises a lot of philosophical as well as theological questions such as: how can a benevolent God allow God’s people to suffer? Why should an omnipotent God allow Evil to exist?. This article discusses the problem of Evil. It takes a critical look at the different forms of Evil and the havoc that Evil causes.Finally, it examines how the believer in God can respond to the prevalence of Evil in Ghana today.

Keywords: Religious Response, Evil.

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Peter Addai-Mensah(STD) is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Kumasi and a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Religious Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST), Kumasi-Ghana. He has authored six books and co-authored six other books. He has eighteen articles to his credit. His areas of research are Theology and Spirituality.

Addai-Mensah, Peter. “A Discussion on the Religious Response to the Problem of Evil in Ghana Today.” E-Journal of Religious and Theological Studies 6, no. 5 (2020): 253-256. https://doi.org/10.38159/erats.2020082

© 2020 The Author(s). Published and Maintained by Noyam Publishers. This is an open access article under the CCBY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).