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God, Evil, and the Metaphysics of Freedom

Alvin Plantinga

in The Nature of Necessity

Published in print:
1978
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198244141
eISBN:
9780191598241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198244142.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 9 is the first of two chapters that apply the findings of the previous eight chapters of The Nature of Necessity to some traditional problems in natural theology. The Problem of Evil is the ... More


The Existence of the Primordial God

Peter Forrest

in Developmental Theism: From Pure Will to Unbounded Love

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199214587
eISBN:
9780191706523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214587.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents a case for the existence of the neoclassical Primordial God. First, we should either reject reductive materialism or at least not have confidence in it. Hence, we should attach ... More


Resting on Your Laurels: Deserting Desert in Paradise?

Brian P. Boeninger and Robert K. Garcia

in Paradise Understood: New Philosophical Essays about Heaven

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198794301
eISBN:
9780191835810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198794301.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter analyzes an apparent incompatibility between a traditional theistic view of heaven and theodicies that centrally appeal to libertarian free will in responding to the problem of evil. ... More


The Fall and Hypertime

Hud Hudson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198712695
eISBN:
9780191781025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712695.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Frequently, alleged irreconcilable conflicts between science and religion are instead misdescribed battles concerning negotiable philosophical assumptions—conflicts between metaphysics and ... More


The Evidential Weight of Social Evil

Joseph Corabi

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 8

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198806967
eISBN:
9780191844461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806967.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Social evil—pain and suffering caused by game-theoretic interactions among agents—has recently received attention as a newly recognized and potentially problematic kind of evidence against theism. ... More


Conclusion: Evil and the Adequacy of the Earth

Matthew Mutter

in Restless Secularism: Modernism and the Religious Inheritance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300221732
eISBN:
9780300227963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221732.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter contends that modernists find themselves entangled in a distinctly secular version of the “problem of evil.” As secularists they want to affirm the abundance of the immanent, material ... More


The Father of Lies?

Hud Hudson

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/9780198704768.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

A severe and underappreciated problem confronts anyone who holds a certain popular combination of theses – namely, that there is such a thing as knowledge by revelation alone and that a defensive ... More


The Path of Retreat

Hud Hudson

in The Fall and Hypertime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198712695
eISBN:
9780191781025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712695.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

One popular response to any alleged conflict between religion and science has been that of retreat by those in a position to speak for religion. This chapter describes numerous ... More


Religion and the Hypertime Hypothesis II

Hud Hudson

in The Fall and Hypertime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198712695
eISBN:
9780191781025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712695.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The widely discussed arguments for atheism known as the Problem of Evil, the Problem of the Best, and the Problem of No Best World are grounded on the alleged lack of morally justifying reasons for ... More


God and Slavery on the Eastern Shore

D. H. Dilbeck

in Frederick Douglass: America's Prophet

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636184
eISBN:
9781469636191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636184.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes Douglass’s life from his birth until his move to Baltimore as a young child. It describes his exposure both to the religion of local slaves and the proslavery Christianity of ... More


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