John C. Peckham is professor of Theology and Christian Philosophy at the Theological Seminary of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Peckham joined the Seminary faculty in 2013 and received the Daniel A. Augsburger Excellence in Teaching Award in 2016. Previously, Peckham pastored in Indiana and thereafter taught for a number of years at Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, TX, where he received the Educator of the Year Award in 2012.
Peckham has written a number of books, most recently Theodicy of Love: Cosmic Conflict and the Problem of Evil (Baker Academic, 2018). Other books include: Canonical Theology: The Biblical Canon, Sola Scriptura, and Theological Method (Eerdmans, 2016), The Love of God: A Canonical Model (IVP Academic, 2015 Readers' Choice Award Winner), and The Concept of Divine Love in the Context of the God-World Relationship (Peter Lang, 2014). A number of other projects are in the works, including a contribution to a four views book on divine impassibility (IVP Academic) and a textbook on the doctrine of God (T&T Clark). John has also written a number of articles, published in Trinity Journal, Philosophia Christi, Perspectives in Religious Studies, Themelios, Andrews University Seminary Studies, and others.
"A new Peckham book is always an event, and Theodicy of Love does not disappoint. Theologically and philosophically adept, exegetically sound, and analytically rigorous, it offers a rich biblical theodicy in the face of the evidential problem of evil. Peckham's contribution goes beyond the limitations of a freewill defense and avoids skeptical theism while acknowledging significant epistemic limitations--all while skillfully avoiding an array of potential pitfalls. As fascinating as it is fearless, Peckham's judicious and perspicacious account assigns primacy to the suffering love of God, who--while operating within certain temporary covenantal strictures--is demonstrating his faithfulness and goodness against cosmic allegations to the contrary. This is an important contribution to theodicy that illuminates a plethora of challenging questions."
Professor of Philosophy
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