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Comment on the “Problem of Evil”.
Dr. Maria Pilar Aquino defends religion and God’s existence in light of the experience of so much evil in the world. For her the existence of evil and sadness is evenly balanced with goodness – even among those who suffer from evil. Goodness and compassion are often birthed from a person’s moral and religious background, and a belief in the existence of a good God.
Aquino, Maria Pilar and Benney, Alfred. Created by Alfred Benney. "Dr. Maria Pilar Aquino Engages with the Question: Comment on the “Problem of Evil”." July 2002. DigitalCommons@Fairfield. Web. https://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/asrvideos/41
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About the Interviewee:
Maria Pilar Aquino, S.T.D. teaches at the University of San Diego. She is a Catholic Latina Theologian whose primary areas are liberation theologies, social ethics, and feminist theologies, with special interests in intercultural approaches, conflict transformation, and religious peacebuilding studies. She was co-founder and first woman president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States and has authored more than fifty books and journal articles.
About the Interviewer:
Dr. Alfred Benney is a professor of Religious Studies at Fairfield University. He has a Ph.D in Theology from the Hartford Seminary Foundation and teaches courses in Non-Traditional American Religions and Christian Religious Thought. His research interests include "how people learn"; "the appropriate use of technology in teaching/learning" and "myth as explanatory narrative". He has published work on teaching with technology.