HomeLUMINAvol. 20 no. 2 (2009)

The Nature of Evil and Human Wickedness in Traditional African Thought: Further Reflections on the Philosophical Problem of Evil

Oladele Balogun Abiodun

Discipline: Philosophy, Religion



One of the important and most discussed problems in metaphysics and contemporary philosophy of religion is the philosophical problem of evil. The problem has generated a lot of controversies and debates from scholar (philosophers, religionists, theologians, moralists, psychologists, etc.). One clear point amidst these discussions on philosophical problem of evil is that the last has neither been written nor heard. It remains an open ended issue for philosophical consideration. As a matter of fact, various solutions have been propounded by philosophers towards the resolution of problem. The philosophical problem of evil has posed a great challenge to the claims of theism.