Against theodicy: A response to Peter Forrest

Sophia 49 (1):129-140 (2010)
In responding to Peter Forrest’s defence of ‘tough-minded theodicy’, I point to some problematic features of theodicies of this sort, in particular their commitment to an anthropomorphic conception of God which tends to assimilate the Creator to the creaturely and so diminishes the otherness and mystery of God. This remains the case, I argue, even granted Forrest’s view that God may have a very different kind of morality from the one we mortals are subject to.
Keywords Problem of evil  Anti-theodicy  Anthropomorphism  Peter Forrest
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