Mod5Session13- Process God and Evil

Mod5Session13- Process God and Evil - Module V Session 13...

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Module V Module V Session 13 Session 13 Process God & Evil Process God & Evil (Stewart: 182 (Stewart: 182 - - 192) 192)
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Highlights of module V In the final two modules of Part 1 of the course, we will have focused on “God & the problem of evil.” If you have been studying the two modules together in one week, then you have encountered “the process God” among the general theodicy strategies (denying the claim ii). It is likewise one of the five major contemporary strategies, hence it would come under the heading (E) in the previous module. _________________________ Does God need our help? Yes, if “God” is not omnipotent but also a fellow sufferer, a becoming “God,” “the process God.”
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Vocabulary Metaphysics ( meta , Greek after) = what comes after physics, super-natural - ultimate reality a/ dualist (forms or ideas vs. matter) b/ idealist (ideas) c/ materialist (matter) d/ process reality (all events are both mental and material and differ only in degree) actual entities (or occasions) = open, dynamic events (modern science and “the ultimate reality” agree that all events represent a quantum & dynamic process, there is no hierarchy of substances (rocks, plants, animals, humans, angels, God) such as found in classical metaphysics experience: the basic unit-event of the world world : process reality , uncreated, without beginning in time, yet ultimately creative creativity: the possibility or freedom of each actual entity to introduce novelty into the world, creation of the world as self-creation occurs at all times eternal objects: intelligible patterns, wholes, forms or structures of reality through which unintelligible chaos acquires meaning (Platonic Forms expressed in actual entities) cosmic variables: the basic psychic qualities of feeling, memory, desire, purpose
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Building Up the “Process” Vocabulary panpsychism:
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