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God in the Dock; Essays on Theology and Ethics Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part I, Essays 1 - 5, Evil and God, Miracles, Dogma and the Universe, Answers to Questions on Christianity, Myth Became Fact Summary

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Part I, Essays 1 - 5, Evil and God, Miracles, Dogma and the Universe, Answers to Questions on Christianity, Myth Became Fact Summary and Analysis

Essay 1, "Evil and God" is a response to a 1941 article by C.E.M. Joad, "Evil and God." The argument of the piece was that due to the falsity of various philosophical theories of human evolution, rational persons are left with a choice between monotheism and something like a Zoroatrian dualism. Lewis agrees with the rejection of false developmental theories, like materialism. Joad suggests that dualism is preferable given the horrors of World War II.

Lewis emphasizes that the evils of World War II are not unique, as incredible evil extends throughout human history. Dualism is problematic on its own, as well, The good and evil powers...

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