Religious Studies



A morally unsurpassable God must create the best


ERIK J. WIELENBERG a1
a1 Department of Philosophy, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN 46135

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Abstract

I present a novel argument for the position that a morally unsurpassable God must create the best world that He has the power to create. I show that grace-based considerations of the sort proposed by Robert Adams neither refute my argument nor establish that a morally unsurpassable God need not create the best. I conclude with a discussion of the implications of my argument for the ‘no-best-world’ response to the problem of evil.

(Published Online February 17 2004)