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Augustine and Ireneaus Revision

Evil = Lack of goodness

Augustine summary:

God saw all he had made and it was very good.
Soul deciding
Man in the image and likeness of god
Man has free will
Freedom leads to the fall
Freedom/free will leads to suffering and punishment for sin…

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Man created imperfectly
Man has freewill
Freedom helps us to grow
Free will leads to development
Humanity redeemed through actions
God is at an epistemic distance so as not to compromise freedom
Suffering is necessary for growth
Evil can lead to good
Ireneaus does not use the Genesis story but…

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The ends do not justify the means

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