Episode 5: Confronting the problem of evil

In the wake of the covid-19 crisis, Trevor Shelley and Luke Perez of Arizona State University discuss Albert Camus' Nobel Prize novel, The Plague. In this episode we discuss Part 4 of the novel: the characters confront the problem of evil as they watch the death of someone close to their community. Father Paneloux and Rieux discuss God’s providence in relationship to the problem of Evil. Meanwhile, Tarrou makes a friend and provides a confession, of a sort, about his past. And in the midst of all this, the rats are back.
Books Mentioned in this episode
• C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain
• Saint Augustine, City of God
• Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
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