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Question Evil as a subject is difficult. Do we describe it as an entity? Is it only the absence of good? Does evil only exist when evil things happen? How do we define it? And even more problematic: What exactly is God’s connection with the presence of evil? Or, is there no connection at all? Philosophers refer to this as the “problem of evil,” and we will explore the ideas that swirl around this contentious topic. Read the article by Willard titled God and the Problem of Evil. Read the article by Kreeft titled The Problem of Evil. Read 3 articles of your choice available in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy in the link below. The Problem of Evil Prepare to share your understanding of the problem of evil and highlight the core ideas found in scholarly literature. Ensure that you can back up your opinions by referencing the scholarly sources you read.