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Journey Back to God: Origen on the Problem of Evil

Mark S.M. Scott

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199841141
eISBN:
9780199949809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841141.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book explores Origen of Alexandria's creative, complex, and controversial treatment of the problem of evil. It argues that his layered cosmology functions as a theodicy that discerns deeper ... More


Theodicy as Navigation: Toward a Theoretical Paradigm

Mark S. M. Scott

in Journey Back to God: Origen on the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199841141
eISBN:
9780199949809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841141.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The first chapter establishes the theoretical direction of the study. It argues that theodicy, at its core, consists of the production and protection of meaning in the face of evil. Building on the ... More


The Problem of Evil and the Limits of Philosophy

Sami Pihlström

in Pragmatic Pluralism and the Problem of God

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251582
eISBN:
9780823252763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251582.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

A pragmatic treatment of “negative” ethico-religious concepts, such as evil and suffering, is necessary; arguably, some versions of pragmatism (e.g., James’s) may be better equipped to deal with the ... More


Introduction

Mark S. M. Scott

in Journey Back to God: Origen on the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199841141
eISBN:
9780199949809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841141.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The introduction situates the study in its historical, theological, and philosophical context. It introduces the main themes of Origen's theodicy and highlights the primary contributions of the book. ... More


Pragmatic Aspects of Kantian Theism

Sami Pihlström

in Pragmatic Pluralism and the Problem of God

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251582
eISBN:
9780823252763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251582.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter makes a preliminary case for understanding pragmatism, and pragmatist philosophy of religion more specifically, as a form of post-Kantian philosophy critically rearticulating the basic ... More


Concepts of God and Problems of Evil

John Bishop and Ken Perszyk

in Alternative Concepts of God: Essays on the Metaphysics of the Divine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198722250
eISBN:
9780191789090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722250.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers the various problems of evil that attend different conceptions of God. It motivates an alternative ‘euteleological’ conception of divinity by focusing on the difficulties for ... More


Social Evil ∗

Ted Poston

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 5

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198704768
eISBN:
9780191774300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704768.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Social evil is any pain or suffering brought about by game-theoretic interactions of many individuals. This chapter introduces and discusses social evil. It begins with social evil brought about by ... More


Modal Panentheism

Yujin Nagasawa

in Alternative Concepts of God: Essays on the Metaphysics of the Divine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198722250
eISBN:
9780191789090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722250.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Modal panentheism consists primarily of the following two theses: (1) God is the totality of all possible worlds. (2) All possible worlds exist to the same extent that the actual world does. The aim ... More


The Order of Nature and Moral Luck: Maimonides on Divine Providence

Steven Nadler

in The Divine Order, the Human Order, and the Order of Nature: Historical Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199934409
eISBN:
9780199367740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934409.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter, Steven Nadler focuses on Moses Maimonides’ treatment of the problem of evil. Against scholars who have attempted to weaken Maimonides’ claim that if a person suffers misfortune, it ... More


Introduction

N. Harry Rothschild and Leslie V. Wallace

in Behaving Badly in Early and Medieval China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824867812
eISBN:
9780824875671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867812.003.0014
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the three parts and thirteen chapters that comprise this volume, a series of focused case studies of personages and actions considered “bad” by early ... More


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