Philosophia Christi 14 (2):353–371 (2012)

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W. Paul Franks
Tyndale University
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I begin with a distinction between narrow and broad defenses to the logical problem of evil. The former is simply an attempt to show that God and evil are not logically incompat-ible whereas the latter attempts the same, but only by appealing to beliefs one takes to be true in the actual world. I then argue that while recent accounts of original sin may be consistent with a broad defense, they are also logically incoherent. After considering potential replies, I conclude by proposing an account of original sin that is both logically coherent and consistent with a broad defense.
Keywords free will defense  problem of evil  original sin
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DOI 10.5840/pc201214230
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