Augustine's Theodicy


"Theos" meaning "God" and "Dikaios" meaning "justification"

A theodicy is a means of justification for the belief in God alongside the existence of evil and suffering

Soul-deciding theodicy
Augustine argued that evil is a "privation" or lack of something (example). Augustine rejected the idea that evil exists in itself, but as a corruption of goodness caused by humanity's abuse of free will since we are all "seem ally present in…


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