Theodicy- strengths and weaknesses of Augustine and Irenaeus

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  • Created on: 08-04-15 11:57

Strengths of Augustine's theodicy 

  • The idea that evil can arise whe people exercise freee will fits with what we see around us
  • Evil appears from nowhere= shows God did not create it, so he can still be omnibenevolent

Weaknesses of Augustine's theodicy

  • The concept of evil being a privation yet not part of god's creation is illogical
  • Where did hell and satan come from? were they created by a loving God?
  • Augustine's idea that humans egan as perfect but fell from grace goes in the opposite


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