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Non-Identity Theodicy: A Grace-Based Response to the Problem of Evil

Vince R. Vitale

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198864226
eISBN:
9780191896392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864226.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book develops Non-Identity Theodicy as an original response to the problem of evil. It begins by recognizing that horrendous evils pose distinctive challenges for belief in God. To home in on ... More


Critical Curiosity: Genre and Moral Imagination in the Wisdom Dialogue

Carol A. Newsom

in The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396287
eISBN:
9780199852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396287.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on the genre, “the wisdom dialogue”, examples of which are the Babylonian Theodicy and the book of Job. The most distinctive generic markers that serve to sort this group of ... More


The Free Will Defense

Hugh J. McCann

in Molinism: The Contemporary Debate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199590629
eISBN:
9780191731280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590629.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is a critique of views that seek to resolve the problem of moral evil by holding that such evil is owing to exercises of human freedom that escape God's control as creator. It is argued ... More


Plato

Filippo Del Lucchese

in Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474456203
eISBN:
9781474476935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456203.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Grounded on the reading of Timeus, book X of The Laws, and book V of The Republic, this chapter analyses the process of invention of idealism, which consists first and foremost in the subordination ... More


Aristotle

Filippo Del Lucchese

in Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474456203
eISBN:
9781474476935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456203.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter argues that Aristotle’s enquiry on the nature and meaning of monstrosity is rooted in his positive attitude toward the knowledge of lower nature, which enjoy the same status of the ... More


Applying the Analogies: Causing for Pure Benefits

Vince R. Vitale

in Non-Identity Theodicy: A Grace-Based Response to the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198864226
eISBN:
9780191896392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864226.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Using an ethical framework constructed out of the two variables of whether an agent causes, permits, or risks horrendous evils, and whether she does so in order to bestow pure benefit or in order to ... More


Revisiting Milton’s (Logical) God: Empson 2018

Emma Annette Wilson

in Scholarly Milton

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781942954811
eISBN:
9781789623178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954811.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Draws on Milton’s Artis Plenior Logicae (1672) to read the logic of his God, arguing “that the poem is good not primarily because it makes God either good or bad,” pace Empson, “but because it lays ... More


Conduct and Doctrine

Thomas Ahnert

in The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment: 1690-1805

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300153804
eISBN:
9780300153811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153804.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses Presbyterianism during the period from about 1720 to 1740, when a loosely defined group of heterodox clergymen emerged within the established Kirk. This group argued that ... More


Orthodoxy

Thomas Ahnert

in The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment: 1690-1805

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300153804
eISBN:
9780300153811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153804.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The fourth chapter shows that so-called orthodox critics of the Moderates had a more positive and comprehensive view of natural religion than the Moderates. The differences between them, including ... More


Animality in Eschatological Transformation

Eric Daryl Meyer

in Inner Animalities: Theology and the End of the Human

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280148
eISBN:
9780823281619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280148.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 6 takes up the end of the human story with God, the eschatological transformation of the human being through the resurrection of the body end entry into perfect communion with God. ... More


Introduction

Maria Rosa Antognazza

in Leibniz on the Trinity and the Incarnation: Reason and Revelation in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100747
eISBN:
9780300144987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100747.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Europe, the dissemination of Socinian theology sparked acrimonious debates regarding the Trinity and the Incarnation. These Trinitarian debates, despite ... More


The Socinians Again

Maria Rosa Antognazza

in Leibniz on the Trinity and the Incarnation: Reason and Revelation in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100747
eISBN:
9780300144987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100747.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Sometime in 1706, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz had an encounter with the Socinian Andreas Wissowatius, an old adversary he had fought in his youth who was using the pseudonym Arsenius Sophianus. In ... More


The Curtain Call

Maria Rosa Antognazza

in Leibniz on the Trinity and the Incarnation: Reason and Revelation in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100747
eISBN:
9780300144987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100747.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In “Preliminary Discourse on the Conformity of Faith with Reason,” a prefix to Theodicy, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz explores the relationship between faith and reason. Leibniz's direct antagonist in ... More


Power and Obligation in the Elementa Iuris Naturalis: The State Space

Stephen Connelly

in Leibniz: A Contribution to the Archaeology of Power

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474418065
eISBN:
9781474495738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418065.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In the Elementa Iuris Naturalis Leibniz changes tack and attempts a deontic theory of right and obligation. Drawing together our results from earlier chapters, this theory is examined in light of ... More


Transformation: The Body Moves Out in Life Is a Dream

Philip Lorenz

in The Tears of Sovereignty: Perspectives of Power in Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251308
eISBN:
9780823252633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251308.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter explores the conceptual and representational consequences of the multiple resistances and decompositions of sovereignty staged in Richard II, Measure for Measure, and Fuenteovejuna. What ... More


“Tangled in a Golden Mesh”: Virginia Woolf and the “Deceptiveness” of Beauty

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/9780300221732.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

There has been a small movement among recent critics and philosophers to rehabilitate the reputation of beauty, which suffered under the modernist fascination with ugliness, Romantic and postmodern ... 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: The Problem of Horrendous Evils

Vince R. Vitale

in Non-Identity Theodicy: A Grace-Based Response to the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198864226
eISBN:
9780191896392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864226.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter introduces the problem of evil and then the more specific problem of horrendous evil (that is, the argument that the existence of horrendous evils makes the existence of God impossible ... More


The Ethics of Horror Inducement

Vince R. Vitale

in Non-Identity Theodicy: A Grace-Based Response to the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198864226
eISBN:
9780191896392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864226.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter analyzes the concepts of harm and benefit. There is a tendency in the literature on the metaphysics of harm to assume symmetric accounts of harm and benefit. But there are deep ... More


Applying the Analogies: Permission and Risk; Benefit Production and Harm Avoidance

Vince R. Vitale

in Non-Identity Theodicy: A Grace-Based Response to the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198864226
eISBN:
9780191896392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864226.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Using an ethical framework constructed out of the two variables of whether an agent causes, permits, or risks horrendous evils, and whether she does so in order to bestow pure benefit or in order to ... More


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