College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Arts In Philosophical Studies (MA)
Evil, God, Trinitarian, Trinity, Unitarian
Arts and Humanities | Biblical Studies | English Language and Literature | Religion
Pryor, Seth, "Trinity, Freedom, and Evil: The Importance of the Triune Nature of God in the Problem of Evil" (2018). Masters Theses. 527.
This thesis presents an abductive argument for a trinitarian conception of God as opposed to a unitarian conception especially when juxtaposed against the problem of evil. On the whole, this author argues, the Trinity has more conceptual resources to answer the problem of evil by granting freedom of the will to its creation, specifically the will to go against God, by himself consisting in an inherently relational ontological structure of three persons yet the same being that would grant such a capability.