Religious Studies



A new free-will defence


ALEXANDER R. PRUSS a1
a1 Department of Philosophy, Georgetown University, Washington DC, 20057-1133

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Abstract

This paper argues that if creatures are to have significant free will, then God's essential omni-benevolence and essential omnipotence cannot logically preclude Him from creating a world containing a moral evil. The paper maintains that this traditional conclusion does not need to rest on reliance on subjunctive conditionals of free will. It can be grounded in several independent ways based on premises that many will accept.