The problem of evil

Which three beliefs does the inconsistent triad argument say are incompatible with each other?
The beliefs that God is omnipotent and omnibenevolent and that evil exists.
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What is meant by 'natural evil'?
The evil and suffering not caused by human actions.
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Who argued that we are made in God's image but we have to grow into God's likeness?
Irenaeus.
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In which century did Augustine live?
Fourth.
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What did Augustine mean when he talked about a 'privatio boni'?
An absence or lack of goodness.
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What was Augustine's explanation for why some angles received less grace than others?
Because God created things with variety.
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How does Augustine account for natural evil in the world?
He said that sin was so catastrophic that it disrupted the natural order of the universe.
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What did Irenaeus think was the reason why there is evil in the world?
He thought it was part of God's loving plan to help us grow and develop.
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What does the term 'epistemic distance' mean?
A distance in knowledge.
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Which poet described the world as a 'vale of soul-making'?
John Keats.
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What reason did Hick give for thinking that there must be evil in the world if we are going to have free will?
He thought that we had to be able to choose between genuine good and bad options, otherwise it is not real freedom.
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What did Hick think happens to us after death?
We continue with out spiritual journeys.
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