?Reconciling the goodness and justice of God with the observable facts of evil and suffering in the world" has given rise to some of the most challenging works of theology, literature, and philosophy that humankind has produced. It makes no difference whether you are atheist or agnostic, Christian or Buddhist. Researching, exploring and articulating responses to the problem of evil make up an essential stage of your joumey on this earth. What is the nature of creation? what is the purpose of your existence? what principles will govern your responses to what you define as good and evil? These and other questions will occupy us in our encounters with religious, philosophical, and literary works. Affiliate department: German Studies.