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Irenaeus 130202 ce


There are two types of evil:
· natural evil this is caused by the natural world, nothing to do with
mankind. e.g. floods,hurricanes etc.
· moral evil this evil is the result of mankind either by his action or
lack of action.

Perceptions of…

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Augustine 324430 ce
Evil allows us to see gods love so we see god reveal himself and shows he cares and enables good to
come out of evil.
The Augustinian theodicy
The Augustinian theodicy is Augustine's attempt to justify the existence of evil and a loving god

He argued…

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· God is not blamed, as evil was not · Hell is contradictory to God's
created God did not create and has no omnibenevolence
blame. · its old fashioned
· Acceptable in different denominations of · gods chose to risk humans disobeying
Christian him so what's right he have to…

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· some develop good characteristics on
their own, evil can hinder that and be
counterproductive and turn people
against god and question morality
· innocent suffering is not very

Process theodicy.This theodicy is not an actual theodicy, as it does not attempt to prove the god of


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