Criticism of Process Theology and Defense of the "Greater Good" View in Responding to the Problem of Evil

Authors

  • Jessica Novia Layantara Universitas Pelita Harapan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36421/veritas.v16i2.16

Keywords:

Teodisi, Soft-determinism, Kompatibilisme, Kedaulatan Allah, Masalah Kejahatan, Holocaust, Auschwitz, Teologi Proses, Pembelaan Kehendak Bebas, Teodisi Pembentukan Jiwa, Greater Good Theodicy, John Calvin, John Feinberg

Abstract

 

Kata-kata kunci: Teodisi, Soft-determinism, Kompatibilisme, Kedaulatan Allah, Masalah Kejahatan, Holocaust, Auschwitz, Teologi Proses, Pembelaan Kehendak Bebas, Teodisi Pembentukan Jiwa, Greater Good Theodicy, John Calvin, John Feinberg

 

English:

Throughout the ages Christian theologians have attempted to understand, from a philosophical vantagepoint, the problem of evil. The Church Fathers as well as theologians during the era of the Reformation have offered a solution that argues from the basis of the greater good. However, solutions of that nature seem to ring hollow when one considers the magnitude and scope of the Holocaust (Auschwitz). In light of that historical reality traditional solutions to the problem of evil seem inadequate. Process theology attempts to overcome the impasse by restricting the attributes of God. The purpose of this article is to critically evaluate contemporary solutions to the problem of evil, especially process theology, as inadequate solutions. Further, to argue for the traditional positional argument of the greater good as offering a tenable solution.

Keywords: Theodicy, Soft-determinism, Compatibilism, Sovereignty of God, Problem of Evil, Holocaust, Auschwitz, Process Theology, Free Will Defense, Soul-shaping Theodicy, Greater Good Theodicy, John Calvin, John Feinberg

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Author Biography

Jessica Novia Layantara, Universitas Pelita Harapan

Penulis adalah dosen di Universitas Pelita Harapan dalam Fakultas Liberal Arts

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Published

01-12-2017

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Layantara, Jessica Novia. “Criticism of Process Theology and Defense of the "Greater Good&Quot; View in Responding to the Problem of Evil”. Veritas: Jurnal Teologi dan Pelayanan 16, no. 2 (December 1, 2017): 155–168. Accessed September 26, 2022. https://ojs.seabs.ac.id/index.php/Veritas/article/view/16.

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