Friday, May 19, 2006

The problem of prematurely 'solving' the problem of evil

'Christian faith starts from the assumption that it is impossible to reconcile life and death without the future of God.'(full quote)

-Jürgen Moltmann, The Way of Jesus Christ, 264.

Does any theodicy that attempts to 'justify the ways of God to man' without recourse to the resurrection of the body involve a pact with death and a death-wish? Must we therefore repent of so called 'free-will' defenses that explain the presence of evil and death as a necessary consequence of something better (free choice)?

3 comments:

michael jensen said...

can I use a set square in my answer?

Patrik said...

Hey, you have some interesting stuff here. Makes me feel I should read more Moltmann. Keep it up!

byron said...

Michael: Heb 5.11.

Patrik: Welcome! Hope to see you again sometime (either here or over on your excellent blog)