The Problem of Evil in Early Modern Thought

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The seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries comprised one of the most vibrant periods of philosophical and theological reflection on the relations between God and evil, most famously marked by Leibniz’s seminal Theodicy (1710).

This component of the project celebrated the 300th anniversary of that famous work by funding a new translation of the Theodicy and related texts, several international conferences and workshops, a special graduate student summer seminar, and several faculty research and dissertation fellowships for projects in early modern philosophy of religion.

Please browse the pages linked in the sidebar for more information on the various initiatives gathered underneath this research project.