Department

Seminary

Degree

Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

Chair

Kelvin L. King

Primary Subject Area

Religion, History of; Religion, General; Religion, Philosophy of

Keywords

Feinberg, free will, Problem of Evil, Theistic defense, Theodicy, Tragic moral evil

Disciplines

Christianity | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Abstract

The thesis examines and evaluates Feinberg's theistic defense against the problem of evil with a view to determining whether it represents a coherent and consistent resolution to the problem of tragic moral evil. The thesis relies on three criteria for the evaluation: the internal consistency of Feinberg's theistic defense, its exegetical accuracy, and epistemic adequacy.