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Hygen's theodicy is special in that it is short, but with much potential. It presents a non-traditional understanding of God, but it very much uses the Bible to argue this understanding. The main contribution from Hygen lies in showing how the Bible can be interpreted so that God is not omnipotent. This chapter argues that Ward's theodicy can be made more coherent than how Ward himself presents it. Hygen's theodicy argues the case that God fights evil supernatural powers. This is a theodicy that can answer quite many questions and go quite far, especially since the war metaphor allows divine action that seems arbitrary.

Keywords:God; Hygen; Ward



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