Isaac Qatraya and the logical problem of evil

Collin, J. H. (2022) Isaac Qatraya and the logical problem of evil. Religions, 13(12), 1171. (doi: 10.3390/rel13121171)

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Sterba has recently produced a searching and significant version of the argument from evil. Here, I set out aspects of the view of God, suffering, and the afterlife articulated by Isaac Qatraya (also known as Isaac of Nineveh and Isaac the Syrian), and argue both that Isaac’s view is not undermined by this version of the argument from evil, and that it is not subject to at least some of the objections Sterba raises to soul-making or saint-making theodicies. I end with some remarks on the relevance of the discussion to ’sceptical theist’ approaches to the problem of evil.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Collin, Dr James
Authors: Collin, J. H.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Journal Name:Religions
ISSN (Online):2077-1444
Published Online:01 December 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 by the author
First Published:First published in Religions 13(12):1171
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons license

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