To get you thinking
Download
1 / 5

To get you thinking ... - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 91 Views
  • Uploaded on

To get you thinking . 1. God is omnipotent. How do the Augustinian & Irenaean theodicies try to solve the Inconsistent Triad?. 2. God is all loving. 3. Evil exists. Augustine (& later Aquinas) denied the 3rd statement: Evil is a privation.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'To get you thinking ...' - ohio


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
To get you thinking
To get you thinking...

1. God is omnipotent

  • How do the Augustinian & Irenaean theodicies try to solve the Inconsistent Triad?

2. God is all loving

3. Evil exists

  • Augustine (& later Aquinas) denied the 3rd statement: Evil is a privation.

  • Irenaeus & Hick focused on statement 2: it is because God is all loving that he has created a world perfectly designed to facilitate soul making.

  • However... We’ve found serious problems with both of these theodies.

  • Discuss with the person next to you: if you had to deny one of the statements in order to solve the problem of evil, which one would it be & why?


Process thought

Process Thought

A.N. Whitehead

D. Griffin

Look at the following images & think about why Christians may find them help them cope with suffering.


To get you thinking

Jesus’ Crucifixion

Jesus wept at hearing about the death of Lazarus

Jesus’ anguished prayer in the garden of Gethsemane, just before his arrest.


To get you thinking

1. God is omnipotent

2. God is all loving

3. Evil exists

Process thought denies the omnipotence of God – it claims that God is unable to prevent evil from happening as it is outside of his control.

It maintains that God is GOOD.

Process Thought adopts a different approach...


Key ideas
Key ideas:

  • God is loving but not omnipotent

  • God’s role in creation is limited to setting off the evolutionary process

  • God cannot prevent evil as this is beyond his control

  • Evil happens when the world deviates from his will / intentions

  • God is justified in encouraging evolution as the benefits outweigh the evil

  • God suffers along with his creation

  • This idea does have some basis in the Bible: Jesus is the “suffering servant” that Isaiah speaks of in Is 53.

  • Christians take great comfort in their belief that God understands and shares their pain, as illustrated by the sufferings of Christ.