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Human Freedom and the Logic of Evil : Prolegomenon to a Christian Theology of Evil - Richard Worsley

Human Freedom and the Logic of Evil

Prolegomenon to a Christian Theology of Evil


Published: 27th November 1995
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In this study, Worsley argues that it is rational to believe in a loving God in the face of evil. Beginning with a critique of Alvin Plantinga, he shows that human freedom is highly complex, and so depends upon complex structures in nature. These are both necessary for freedom but also sufficient for natural evil. He offers close analysis of the evolution of the human brain. The book develops a parallel argument that human evil stems from the evolution of personality.

PART 1: THE PROBLEM OF EVIL - Introduction - Redefining the Problem of Evil - Plantinga's Free Will Defence: Critique and Proposal - PART 2: THE BASES OF NATURAL EVIL - Human Freedom and Natural Evil - On the Use of Scientific Arguments - The Human Brain: Substratum of Freedom -The Evolutionary Setting of Human Freedom - The Necessity of Natural Evil - PART 3: THE PROBLEM OF HUMAN EVIL - The Logic of Human Evil - Freedom and Human Evil: The Evolution of the Self - Towards a Theology of Evil: Conclusion and Prospect - Notes - Appendices - Glossary - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333632031
ISBN-10: 0333632036
Series: Library of Philosophy and Religion (Houndmills, Basingstoke, England).
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 27th November 1995
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 11