Intro Religions Slide 13 Irenaean Theodicy

Intro Religions Slide 13 Irenaean Theodicy - Hick, Irenaean...

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Hick, Irenaean Theodicy
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John Hick (1922-) Biography English, Evangelical Christian WWII pacifism Earns doctorates, teaches in prestigious schools One of the most important theologians of 20 th century Hick’s theological goal? Separate theology from mythology Must rethink Christian majority view of why evil exists The majority view is based on mythology = Augustine’s interpretation of the ‘Fall’
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Christian theodicy Majority View Augustine of Hippo (351-430 CE) Omnipotent, omnibenevolent, omniscient So why is there evil in the world? The Fall – Genesis 2 Creation - humans are “wholly good” Fall - Satan successfully tempts them and evil enters world; original sin Redemption – Christ’s death is the worst evil possible
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Hick’s response to majority theodicy What is his response? This is a “product of the religious imagination” (510) Goal of separating mythology from theology
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Hick’s 3 responses to majority view
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2011 for the course RELIGION 2001 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Georgia State.

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Intro Religions Slide 13 Irenaean Theodicy - Hick, Irenaean...

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