ⓘ Marilyn McCord Adams

Marilyn McCord Adams

ⓘ Marilyn McCord Adams

Marilyn McCord Adams was an American philosopher and priest of the Episcopal Church. She specialized in philosophy of religion, philosophical theology and medieval philosophy.

Adams is known for writing her 1999 persuasive narrative Horrendous Evils and the Goodness of God.

Adams was born on October 12, 1943 in the United States. She studied at University of Illinois, at Cornell University, at Princeton Theological Seminary and at Oxford University. She married philosopher Robert Merrihew Adams from 1966 until her death in 2017.

Adams died on March 22, 2017 in Princeton, New Jersey from cancer, aged 73.


1. Other websites

  • On Adams "aesthetic" theodicy.
  • McCord Adams faculty page at Oxford University Archived 2005-03-10 at the Wayback Machine
  • Interview with Philosophy Bites on evil and optimism
  • Episode of In Our Time May 2007, "Ockhams Razor", BBC Radio 4.
  • Sermon on issues in human sexuality 2004