Augustines theodicy

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1) A theodicy is the attempt to justify the excistence of God in the face of evil. Augustine believed that God made the world Faultless and blameless therefore evil had to have come from elsewhere.

2) We know that God made the world perfect because in Genesis, when good created the world "he saw that it was good."

3) Evil is not a substance but a deprivation of good. 

-Analogy of a blind man- blindness is only a deprivation of sight.

4) Genesis- God created Adam


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