The problem of evil- Augustine

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  • Created on: 15-05-12 12:09

Augustine stated in his book called ‘confessions’ that the problem of evil is that either God cannot abolish evil, or he is unable to which lead to the inconsistent triad which means if he is unable to stop evil then actually not omnipotent. If God is not willing to stop evil then God is not omnibenevolent.

Being Bishop of Hippo, Augustine’s views are associated with Roman catholism thus he interprets the Bible literally. Rom analysing Genesis, he states that everything lived in harmony in the Garden of Eden until Adam and Eve chose to give into temptation by eating the fruit on the tree of knowledge. It was their own fault as God gave them freewill and they chose to disobey God. God did not want to disobey him, however he accept that his creations needed freewill. Therefore, sin entered the world through Adam and Eve


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