Conflicting Process Theodicies

Process Studies 48 (1):19-39 (2019)

Rem B. Edwards
Emory University (PhD)
This article examines the process theodicies of David Ray Griffin and Philip Clayton. It explains their differences on such issues as God’s primordial power and voluntary self-limitation, creativity as an independent metaphysical principle that limits God, creation out of nothing or out of chaos, and God’s voluntary causal naturalism. Difficulties with their positions are discussed. The Clayton-Knapp “no-not-once” principle is explained, and a more comprehensive process theodicy is outlined.
Keywords theodicy  process theology  David Griffin  Philip Clayton
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DOI 10.5840/process20194813
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