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The greater-good defence

Melville Y. Stewart

The greater-good defence

an essay on the rationality of faith

by Melville Y. Stewart

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Published by Macmillan in Basingstoke .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementMelville Y. Stewart.
SeriesLibrary of philosophy and religion, Library of Philosophy & Religion
The Physical Object
Pagination(256)p. :
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21296368M
ISBN 100333575563
OCLC/WorldCa59913529

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: The Greater-Good Defence: An Essay on the Rationality of Faith (Library of Philosophy and Religion) (): Stewart, Melville Y.: BooksCited by: 3. Several defences, viewed in this study as specifications or 'offspring' of the 'parent' greater-good defence, have been formulated in response to the charge that Christianity is untenable because God's existence is incompatible with evil's existence.

In this first book-length The greater-good defence book of the parent defence, Stewart begins with careful definitions Cited by: 3. O Felix Culpa, Redemption, and the Greater-Good Defence.

Melville Y. Stewart. Pages Back Matter. Pages PDF. About this book. Keywords. Christianity existence of god god Immanuel Kant Jesus miracle philosophy of religion. Abstract. Most if not all theistic attempts to resolve the problem of evil make use in some way of the greater-good defence (hereafter the GGD 1).

1 Few if any philosophers have given more concentrated attention to this defence than Keith Yandell. 2 In simple terms the defence Cited by: 3. The Greater-Good Defence An Essay on the Rationality of Faith. Authors: Stewart, Melville Y. Free Preview. Similar books and articles. O Felix Culpa, Redemption, and the Greater-Good Defense.

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The first Theodicy is: "The Greater Good". According to this Theodicy, God is not evil because the suffering and injustice in the world serve some greater good. A dentist who has to pull a patient's infected tooth causes pain and suffering, but since this is done for the greater good.

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xi, pages: Contents: Introduction - formulating the problem of evil a) the inconsistency strategy b) the probabilistic strategy, kinds of evil, orders of good and evil, the greater-good defence, a complete justification; omnipotence, omniscience, and. The greater goods defense can explain both natural evils and moral evils, because it claims that suffering can cause good results that could not be obtained without it whether this suffering has natural or human causes.

The free will defense, however, is primarily an explanation of why God allows human _____ evil to exist. The greater good defense A HELMET SAID: “Steve, if you want to be taken seriously then you still owe the world an answer what the ultimate greater good is, which you say demands the means of evil.

“For the Greater Good”: In Defense of Albus Dumbledore by Richa Venkatraman Published August 2, Updated Ap Throughout the books, fans discovered, along with Harry, the murky past and dubious personality of Albus Dumbledore, a man once generally accepted as a wise mentor.

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One of the responses under the problem of evil is the greater-goods defense. It’s an argument that claims that God allows some evil to exist because it is necessary to reach the achievement of greater good.

In developing this, we develop qualities that better us as human beings that wouldn’t be possible if there were no evil in the world. Answer: e Correct Answer: Tru e Question 1 0 out of 0 points Which of the following best describes the ‘greater good defense’ against the problem of evil.

Selected Answer: All things work together for good, for those who love God. Correct Answer: God only allows evil such that brings about some greater good that outweighs the evil.

If the defense is that all suffering must be understood as in service of a greater good, which humans don't necessarily immediately understand, then the defender would seemingly reject (1).

The perfect being in this case manifestly seeks that greater good, whatever it may be and however it might be attained, rather than categorically attempting. Meet the Greater Good Toolkit From the GGSC to your bookshelf: 30 science-backed tools for well-being.

While cytokines are necessary for herding cells to the body’s battlegrounds to fight infection, disease and trauma, sustained high levels of cytokines are associated with poorer health and such disorders as type-2 diabetes, heart disease."For the Greater Good" (German: "Für das Größere Wohl") is a phrase that Gellert Grindelwald used to justify his horrific actions in the s global wizarding war and it was engraved over the entrance of Nurmengard, the prison he constructed to house those who opposed him.

It expressed his belief that what he was doing was to be of eventual benefit to everyone, but that ."Would be a crazy turn of events, right? Me teaching Defence Against the Dark Arts?" Gellert smiled ironically. "After everything I've done." "You didn't do anything." Albus reminded him.

"And I think it would suit you. All your new ideas about the Greater Good, teaching students to defend themselves would fit in there." "Don't get my hopes up.".