The Problem of Genuine Evil: A Critique of John Hick's Theodicy

@article{Mesle1986ThePO,
  title={The Problem of Genuine Evil: A Critique of John Hick's Theodicy},
  author={C. Robert Mesle},
  journal={The Journal of Religion},
  year={1986},
  volume={66},
  pages={412 - 430}
}
  • C. Mesle
  • Published 1986
  • Philosophy
  • The Journal of Religion
John Hick's classic study, Evil and the God of Love, 1 offers one of the most creative and important of modern attempts to reconcile classical theism with the reality of evil. Regretfully, critics of his theodicy often seem to have lost their force by misunderstanding or neglecting basic elements of his view. Hick, in turn, has misunderstood at least one of his major critics, David Griffin, who has charged that Hick's theodicy, like other classical efforts, leads to a denial of "genuine evil… Expand
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