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Religions, Volume 9, Issue 1 (January 2018)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) The article presents a new theodicy arguing that a good God would want to actualize many different [...] Read more. The article presents a new theodicy arguing that a good God would want to actualize many different types of unique goods and many instantiations of token unique goods. It follows that a good God would not only create a heaven-like world, but also a universe like ours because of its unique types of goods like independence, self-formation, creativity, and surprise; and its instantiations of unique token goods, like the individuals inhabiting our universe. This again requires undisturbed indeterministic self-formation with the risk for suffering that this implies, but it is the only way to actualize the type and token values of our universe, and for the individuals of this universe to come into existence and have the opportunity of an eternal life with God after this period self-formation. View this paper