Theodicy


Context

  1. Evil is a Moral category
  2. Iron Triangle: Alien to God Jer 7:31, God's goodness = Luke 18:19, God's power = Jer 33:27
  3. Involves a degree of mystery
  4. Against Felix Culpa (Blessed Fall)
  5. Evil and Sin not the equivalent of pain and suffering

Taxonomy

  • Past
    • How?
      • Origins
      • Explanation only
      • Appears in creatures rather than created part of the created world
  • Present
    • Why?
      • Will
        • Everything
      • Purpose
        • Good
    • What [now]?
      • Motivation
      • Conversion from the Bad guys to the Good guys
  • Future
    • When?
      • Defeat
        • All manifestations Judged
        • Most manifestations Punished
      • Explanation
        • Even bigger story we'll be invited into