Temporal Wholes and the Problem of Evil

Religious Studies 29 (3):313 - 324 (1993)
I borrow an idea from the fiction of C. S. Lewis that future outcomes may affect the value of past events, defend this idea via the concept of a 'temporal whole' and show its promise as a partial theodicy and its resonance with Christian theism and a robust personalism.
Keywords problem of evil  temporal wholes  Lewis, C.S.  theodicy  value
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DOI 10.2307/20019622
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