About the Author

Robert J. Hellmann has a master's degree in philosophy from the University of Cincinnati and a master's degree in theology from Xavier University.  He and his wife have been dedicated students of A Course in Miracles since 1982.  Since 1991, Robert has conducted hundreds of classes and seminars intended to help fellow students in their understanding and application of the Course's teachings.  He is known for the clarity with which he can express profound philosophical and theological concepts, making it easy for the ordinary reader to understand.  He lives with his wife in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

GOD, SELF, AND EVIL: A MIRACLE THEODICY

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

INTRODUCTION

PART ONE:  A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM OF EVIL

  • The Problem
  • Previous Attempts to Solve the Problem
  • The Miracle Solution

PART TWO: GOD AND HIS CREATION: YOUR PERFECT SELF

  • God Is A Perfect Being
  • God Created You Perfect
  • God Knows You As Perfect

PART THREE: MISCREATION: EVIL AND THE SELF YOU MADE

  • Who Is the "You" Who Suffers?
  • The Origin Of the Ego, The Body, And The World
  • Perfection And Seeming Lack

PART FOUR: FORGIVENESS: THE WAY TO REMEMBER GOD

  • The Memory of God
  • What Forgiveness Really Is
  • Summary and Concluding Remarks