Confessions, Book 7: What is Evil?

In this episode, we focus on Augustine's philosophical reflections in Book 7. We discuss the problem of evil, Augustine’s solution to the problem, the role of philosophy in Augustine's conversion, and his experience of returning to the Bible after learning more about God.

References:

Confessions, by St. Augustine and translated by Chadwick
The Enchiridion, by St. Augustine and translated by Harbert
'The Problem of Evil', Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
'Skeptical Theism', by Trent Dougherty, published in Stanfrod Encyclopedia of Philosophy
'Saint Augustine', by Christian Tornau, published in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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