John Hick and The Problem of Evil
- Two Interpretations of the Human Condition:
- St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430BCE) - The Free-Will Defense
- Evil is a privation
- Humans are finitely perfect
- The principle of plentitude
- St. Irenaeus of Lyon (born c. 125 BCE) -
- Progressive Creation -
- image - eikon
- likeness - homoiesis
- Two forms of existence -
- man as animal (bios)
- man as eternal being (zoe)
- Soul-Making and the development of "personal life"
- Pleasure is not as important as moral responsibility
- Random, unnecessary suffering is necessary to create the conditions of personal life.
- An Afterlife is necessary for further progression toward "personal life"
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