Course Description

For many people throughout history the question of the existence of evil and the reality of human suffering pose serious objections to the existence to a God who is all loving and all powerful. This course will explore these objections to God's existence and seek some solutions through the thought of C.S. Lewis, Pope John Paul II, Karl Rahner S.J., Bruno Hidber CSsR., Walter Kasper, Thomas Aquinas and St. Augustine.

Hours of Instruction: 12

Institute Founder

Fr. John Ehrich, STL

Rev. John Ehrich, STL, was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Phoenix in 2000. He earned his M.A. from St. Meinrad Seminary in 1998 and his MDiv in 2000. After five years of parish ministry, he studied moral theology at the Accademia Alfonsiana in Rome where he earned his Licentiate in Sacred Theology in 2007. Fr. Ehrich is the founder of the Institute of Catholic Theology.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Session 1 - The Problem of Evil

    • Reflection Questions for Online Courses

    • Session 1 - Video

  • 2

    Session 2 - The Problem of Evil

    • Session 2 - Video

  • 3

    Session 3 - The Problem of Evil

    • Session 3 - Video

  • 4

    Session 4 - The Problem of Evil

    • Session 4 - Video

  • 5

    Session 5 - The Problem of Evil

    • Session 5 - Video

  • 6

    Handouts

    • The_Problem_of_Evil_Syllabus

    • Kasper-God_of_Jesus_Christ

    • Summa_Contra_Gentile-evil

    • SALVIFICI_DOLORIS

    • Augustine-evil

    • Hidber-Deliver_Us_From_Evil

    • Hidber-Evil_Questioning_Theology

    • Rahner-Why_Suffer

    • The_Problem_of_Evil