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Editorial preface Int J Philos Relig (2017) 82:1–3 DOI 10.1007/s11153-017-9640-3 EDITORIAL Ronald L. Hall Published online: 31 July 2017 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2017 Clearly one of the most serious challenges that theism faces is the problem of evil. So, it is not surprising that in this journal much attention is devoted to following exchanges between philosophers of religion who offer proposals for rescuing theism and the sharp rebukes by those who do not think that these proposals manage to dispose of the issue. This is not to say that all of the critics of proposals that are offered to reconcile the existence of God and the fact of seemingly gratuitous and horrendous human suffering do not sympathize with the ambition to save theism; indeed, many do, and many do not. For me, it is a mark of great merit that philosophers of religion on either side of the issue, will not allow rescues or refutations of theism to pass without careful and thorough examination. In this issue, we have further testimony to this merit. You will find here new arguments advanced regarding this very old issue. The first two articles concern the analogy between God and a loving parent. This http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal for Philosophy of Religion Springer Journals

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