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Second Criterion: Authenticity

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This chapter clarifies the theoretical frameworks of the theodicies by relating them to the theoretical framework of Puntel and Pannenberg. Parallel to this it defines important terms and distinctions, and place the terminology of the theodicies within the author more comprehensive, nuanced and precise terminology. Concerning terminology and placing within a framework, focus will be on how the scholars understand the problem of evil and the attributes of God. The chapter focuses on how the concept of God is understood by the four scholars. Again this will have the function of developing a common terminology. The chapter examines the context of the theodicies, how they relate to each other, and indicate particular areas of disagreement. Swinburne thinks that to claim that God is perfectly good means to claim that God always does 'the morally best action, and no morally bad action'.

Keywords:evil; God; Pannenberg; precise terminology; Puntel; theodicies



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