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Keith Ward’s Theodicy

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This chapter presents how Griffin understands the problem of evil in relation to his understanding of God. Then it focuses on the list of arguments that Griffin has against the theodicies of traditional theism. The author includes this list because it shows important points where Griffin thinks differently than the previously presented theodicies. After this there will be a general presentation of process theism, since process theism may be unfamiliar to many readers. In order to understand David R. Griffin's theodicy, some knowledge of process theism in general is very helpful. The existence of evil does not contradict the belief in a good God. Based on the possibilities of process philosophy and his own investigation of parapsychology, Griffin concludes that life after death is more probable than not, which also gives additional support to his theodicy, since the creation God has brought forth then becomes much better.

Keywords:David R. Griffin's Theodicy; evil; God; parapsychology; process theism



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