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Dr. Randall Basinger
Human beings are continually confronted with the existence of suffering, pain, and evil. The deepest desires of the human heart are continually frustrated, their fulfillment perpetually thwarted. Moments of beauty and joy are quickly followed by new trials, or at least by boredom. With all the difficulties of the human condition, it is no wonder that the problem of evil has been a major focus of theology, and for many a major hindrance to taking part in any faith tradition. The problem of evil continues to disturb many, and not only every theologian but every evangelist--professional or personal--must come to terms with it in his or her own way.
Hewitt, Sharon A., "The Reality of Evil and Christian Visions of God" (2003). Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate. 241.