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The main claim in Hygen's theodicy is that god is very powerful, but temporarily limited by having to fight against strong, personal, evil, supernatural powers. The discussion of griffin started with counterarguments against the coherence of his concept of god. The first argument against griffin was that dualism is metaphysically unsatisfying, and this argument is relevant also against Hygen. The sec­ond argument against griffin was from David Basinger on the interpretation of coercion. The third argument against griffin was that his con­cept of god does not make god trustworthy and praiseworthy. This chapter concludes that the arguments were valid, but did not carry very much weight.

Keywords:griffin; Hygen



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