Mystical Body Theodicy

Date
2018-01-31
Authors
Thurow, Joshua C.
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In this paper I develop a new theodicy--Mystical Body Theodicy. This theodicy draws on the Christian doctrine of the mystical body of Christ to argue that some evil can be defeated by a set of three goods connected with increasing the unity of humanity through love. This theodicy also helps three other prominent theodicies avoid objections.

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problem of evil, theodicy, Marilyn Adams, Richard Swinburne, mystical body
Citation
Religions 9 (2): 41 (2018)
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Philosophy and Classics