Miracles and the problem of Evil

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Miracles and the Problem of Evil

Rejection on Theological Grounds

  • Maurice Wiles Criticism of Miracles would suggest this
  • God's goodness would be question as miracles only affect as small number of people
  • Wiles suggested that the miracles of the Bible seem trivial compared to the events of Auschwitz and Hiroshima
  • BUT - The Augustinian Theodicy would suggest that evil is a result of Human sin so therefore God doesn't have to intervene
  • Any intervention of God is just a sign of his goodness and is to encourage belief in God
  • Why can't God act Randomly??

Rejection on Scientific Grounds

  • An Irenaon-type theodicy argues that


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