God and the Problem of Evil: Socratic Dialogues on Theodicy. "Why does a loving, omnipotent God allow evil to exist?" This question arises when we witness evil, or when evil is debated by theists and atheists as they defend or attack faith in God. The answer for believers is called a "theodicy," i.e. justification of God. The book explores all the major theodicies proposed by great Christian theologians and others. It distills the main points of each Theodicy and presents them in the enlightening and enjoyable way of Socratic dialogues. The crime is evil in the world. God's power and love are called to question. A courtroom investigation is set up, where Apologists for theodicies defend God's ways, and members of a Truth Commission interrogate them, probing for strengths and weaknesses. The objective is to offer a primer on Theodicy and make it exciting for the reader. In addition, the book is presented as a set of scripted dialogues, ready to be performed by a few volunteers.