Alvin Plantinga. University of Notre Dame. Follow. Abstract. This book discusses and exemplifies the philosophy of religion, or philosophical reflection on central. God, Freedom, And Evil – Alvin Plantinga – Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free. PAGE 18 IS MISSING. HERE IS THE MISSING. Alvin Plantinga is held by many to be the greatest living Christian philosopher, and has made immense contributions to various areas of.

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God, Freedom, and Evil by Alvin Plantinga

This is a must have for anyone interested in the problem of evil. It certainly is not something a perfect god would do. The Problem of Natural Inequality: The second half is dedicated to defending an argument for the existence of God that relies on reason alone, called the Ontological argument Part I: The purportedly logically necessary truths added were premises 2 and 3.


Feb 08, Tommi Karjalainen rated it it was amazing. But you don’t even need to trouble yourself with finding an actual x. I think libertarians are often fuzzy on this point because they are sneaking in the back door perhaps unconsciously creedom of contrary choice.

See 1 question about God, Freedom, alvni Evil…. The book itself is almost 40 years old. So God should be able to create either of the two possible worlds.

No eBook available Wm. To summarize, according to Plantinga, 1 the problem of evil does not logically contradict the existence of God, and 2 with a modified version of Anselm’s ontological reasoning, it seems we cannot prove the existence of God, but at pantinga we can show its logical possibility.


This orthodox view of heaven poses the following significant challenges to Plantinga’s view: People can freely choose to do what is right only when their actions are not causally determined. God, Freedom, and Evil. This property AP has dubbed transworld depravity. I plan on reading more of Plantinga supplemented with Bill Craig, both of whom I am told are wonderful men.

Book Review: God, Freedom, and Evil by Alvin Plantinga | Apologetics

In fact, this is precisely the message that many philosophers took away from the debate between Plantinga and the defenders of the logical problem of evil.

If God were all-powerful, God would be able to do something about all of the evil and suffering.

Plantinga does well in explaining the logical inconsistencies in the arguments of those who claim that the existence of evil and suffering precludes the existence of an omnipotent God.

This is a defense rather than a proof way of addressing these questions. Granting Plantinga’s assumption that human beings are genuinely free creatures, the first thing to notice about W 2 is that you and I would not exist in such a world. View all 3 comments.

Logical Problem of Evil

Namely, those which might distinguish feasible worlds from possible worlds. It is thus up to Curley which proposition is plantingz, and therefore up to Curley which of the two possible worlds God can create. Theists who want to rebut the logical problem of evil need to find a way to show that 1 through 4 —perhaps despite initial appearances—are consistent after all.


It yod a role in someone coming to the Lord-I’ve seen it work. Consider, for example, the situation in which a person endures pain with patience and gratitude towards God. I enjoyed how Plantinga used a few references to popular literary works such as the Yod Karamazov and Alvkn Lost yet still sufficiently analyzed each argument and refuted any objections present.

Reflections on Commentary Writing by Gordon D. Evil and the Concept of God. What about W fresdom Aug 11, Curby Graham rated it it was amazing. Added to PP index Total downloads 21, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 45 8, of 2, How can I increase my downloads? This objection leads us to draw a distinction between the following two kinds of evil and suffering: Paperbackpages. Conclusion Regardless of its flaws, God, Freedom, and Evil is a classic work in the philosophy of religion. Of course, suffering and misfortune may nonetheless constitute a problem for the theist; but the problem is not that his beliefs are logically or probabilistically incompatible.

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