Augustinian Theodicy

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  • Augustine's Theodicy
    • A true theodicy doesn't...
  • Argument in brief
    • Augustine's Theodicy
      • A true theodicy doesn't...
    • Everyone is guilty because everyone was present in Adam's loins
  • A theodicy does...
    • St. Augstine
      • Natural evil was punishment for destroying the world's natural order
        • Argument in brief
          • Everyone is guilty because everyone was present in Adam's loins
      • Saving someone through Jesus is mercifull
        • God had a right not to intervene
          • God is perfect, humans are flawed
            • Evil comes from angels and humans who decided to turn away from God
              • Evil is not a substance but a deprivation
                • God is just to let evil stay
                  • Demonstrate that an all omni God does have reason for evil and suffering
                    • A theodicy does...
                    • Demonstrates that existence of evil is better and more beneficial than removing it
                      • Advocate giving up faith
                        • Qualify the nature of God
                          • Deny the existence of evil
                            • 354-430 AD
                              • St. Augstine
                              • Based argument on biblical teachings
                                • Latin philosopher
                                  • Early Christian theologian
                                    • Evil didn't come from God, as his creation is flawless

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