Theodicy of Augustine

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  • Created on: 06-11-16 21:00
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  • Theodicy of Augustine
    • Theodicy
      • written in confessions
      • Manichaean Influence
        • Physical = evil so spirit   needed         liberation
    • Original Perfection
      • Anything God made = good
      • (privation) Lack of good = evil
    • The Fall
      • Fall of angels
        • Own choice-Evil of denying God = hell
      • Fall of Man
        • Disobeyed god = punished with pain
      • Soul-deciding theodicy = own choice to obey / disobey God
    • Analysis
      • Strength
        • Aquinas - supports Augustine = adds that natural evil is only from evil from our perspective
        • evil = arises free will = fits in with what we see
        • logical = free will = disobeying it created evil  = doenst question nature ofGod
      • Weakness
        • Depends on Genesis
        • Original Sin = scientifcally wrong
        • Creation = perfect = cant go wrong

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