Religious Studies 34 (2):205-217 (1998)
|Abstract||The problem of infant suffering and death is one of the most difficult versions of the problem of evil, especially when one considers how God can be thought good to the infant victims by the infant victims. In the first portion of this paper, I examine two theodicies that aim to solve this problem but (I argue) fail. In the final section, I suggest that the problem is better handled by maintaining not that God must redeem the suffering of such children, but that such children are not the sort of beings whose suffering a good God can or should redeem.|
|Keywords||evil infants theodicy|
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