In Defence of C.S. Lewis' Soul-Making Theodicy: A Reply to Wolterstorff

  title={In Defence of C.S. Lewis' Soul-Making Theodicy: A Reply to Wolterstorff},
  author={Erik J. Wielenberg},
  journal={Journal of Inklings Studies},
In The Problem of Pain, C.S. Lewis offers a multi-pronged Christian explanation for the suffering in the world. Lewis first develops a free will theodicy, according to which much of the suffering in our world is a by-product of human free will. To account for the remaining suffering (caused by, for instance, disease and natural disasters), Lewis develops a version of the soul-making theodicy, according to which some of the suffering in the world is permitted by God as part of a divine project… 



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