The problem of Evil

What is moral evil?
Intentional human action or inaction that results in suffering.
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What best describes natural evil?
Suffering caused from within natural world.
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What is the logical problem of evil?
Proposed by J.L Mackie-How can go be benevolent and all powerful whilst still allowing evil and suffering to occur.
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What is the problem of evil?
The challenge that the problem of evil has on ones faith.
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What 3 ideas make up the inconsistent triad?
God is all-powerful, God is all-loving, evil still occurs.
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What is the evidential problem of evil (william Rowe's form)?
The amount of evil in the world makes it improbable or unreasonable to believe that God exists.
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What best describes a theodicy?
A defence of the justice of God in light of evil.
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Which best sums up Augustines Theodicy?
For free will to occur God must have first given up full control of the world, thus allowing evil and suffering to occur from a source within.
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What is the idea of Predestines?
Something being determined in advance, if something is predestines then has already been decided and will occur.
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What best describes privation?
Something that is lacking or missing- a famine is an absence of food.
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Who uses the idea of evil being a privation in there theodicy?
Augustine
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The statement 'natural evil is a fitting punishment and came about because of human action destroying the natural order' shows that humans are responsible?
True
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What is privatio Boni?
Everything in the world was created by God and therefore must be perfect, thus evil comes from humans.
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What is the principle of plenitude?
Everything that can happen will happen.
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What is the key idea of the Irenaean theodicy?
Humanity developed through experiencing evil, so evil has a good purpose.
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What is epistemic distance?
Distance through knowledge.
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What two qualities does God have according to Hicks vale of soul making?
Omnipotent and all loving.
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Why is process thought not considered a theodicy by many?
Because it denies Gods omnipotents.
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What theodicy states that 'God's role was limited to setting off the evolution process'?
Process thought by Griffin
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Who argued that an all loving God would not allow for humans to suffer for no purpose?
D.Z Phillips
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