Zygon 50 (3):647-670 (2015)

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Mark Ian Thomas Robson
Durham University (PhD)
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Of the many problems which evolutionary theodicy tries to address, the ones of animal suffering and extinction seem especially intractable. In this essay, I show how C. D. Broad's growing block conception of time does much to ameliorate the problems. Additionally, I suggest it leads to another way of understanding the soul. Instead of it being understood as a substance, it is seen as a history—a history which is resurrected in the end times. Correspondingly, redemption, I argue, should not be seen as an event which redeems some future portion of time. God's triumph is over all of history, not just some future temporal portion
Keywords Robert John Russell  Wolfhart Pannenberg  growing block view of time  Jürgen Moltmann  redemption  Christopher Southgate
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DOI 10.1111/zygo.12189
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