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Why Would an All-Loving God Allow Evil and Suffering

Wednesday, February 8, @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

The Gonzaga University Faith & Reason Institute welcomes well-known speaker, author, & former Gonzaga University President Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., back to the Gonzaga campus in Spokane for a talk, “Why Would An All-Loving God Allow Evil and Suffering?” on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 7 pm in the Globe Room, Cataldo Hall, Gonzaga University campus. The talk is free and open to the public. Fr. Spitzer will be available after the talk to meet attendees at a reception / book signing.

Rev. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J. Ph.D., is a Jesuit priest, teacher, author and lecturer on topics ranging from ethics, philosophy, and the relationship between modern physics and Christian faith. Fr. Spitzer has academic degrees from the Gregorian University and the Weston School (Cambridge), and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America. After teaching at Georgetown University and Seattle University, he served as President of Gonzaga University from 1998 to 2009, at which time he founded the Gonzaga Faith & Reason Institute. Spitzer is currently President of the Magis Center and the Spitzer Center. He has made many television appearances and currently appears weekly on EWTN. Among Fr. Spitzer’s many works are the books, The Soul’s Upward Yearning: Clues to Our Transcendent Nature from Experience and Reason; The Light Shines on in The Darkness: Transforming Suffering through Faith; New Proofs for the Existence of God: Contributions to Late Twentieth Century Physics and Philosophy; and Evidence for God from Contemporary Science and Philosophy. Fr. Spitzer is skillful at presenting complex philosophical and theological ideas in a clear and accessible way, and his scheduled talk will explore the theological problem of evil and suffering in a fresh and engaging way.

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