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How many types of theodicy are possible?

The OP lists three theodicies and wonders if there is a fourth: God had a motive for making evil that we are unaware of that did not compromise his holiness. Evil is the result of the free will of ...
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Does the presence of free-will allow for the possibility of evil in a world with a benevolent God?

I would say that Alvin Plantinga's free will defense is perhaps the most philosophically rigorous defense that many agree defends the logical possibility of a good God which has created a world with ...
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Are there any reasons why a religious believer would want to avoid a theodicy?

A theodicy implies a kind of questioning of god, & assumption we are fit to judge. So arrogance or hubris are risks. It's notable the Problem of Evil is far more peripheral to Judaism & Islam, ...
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Kant and Theodicy

Wayne P. Pomerleau writes in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy article already referenced in the question: Kant deals with the problem of evil more impressively in his “On the Miscarriage of ...
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Logical error in Augustinian theodicy

It seems to me that Augustine's argument must be rephrased differently. The first part of the argument is aimed at establishing that: whatsoever things are, are good. This means : every substance ...
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Are there any reasons why a religious believer would want to avoid a theodicy?

"A theodicy responds to the problem of evil which objects the existence of God, so it appears that a religious believer should want to devise a theodicy." Thing is, and this, to me, is the ...
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Interpretation of an existentialist quotation by Camus

Short Answer One very strong interpretation would be that as an altruist experiencing life unencumbered by religious morality, he still has to experience and make sense of why there is suffering in ...
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