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Religions 2018, 9(2), 41; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9020041

Mystical Body Theodicy

Department of Philosophy and Classics, The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
Received: 1 December 2017 / Revised: 22 January 2018 / Accepted: 25 January 2018 / Published: 31 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Theodicy)
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Abstract

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. View Full-Text
Keywords: problem of evil; theodicy; Marilyn Adams; Richard Swinburne; mystical body problem of evil; theodicy; Marilyn Adams; Richard Swinburne; mystical body
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