Plantinga's Defence and His Theodicy are Incompatible

 Does God Matter? Essays on the Axiological Consequences of Theism book cover

By Dr. Paul Franks and Dr. Richard Davis
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In this paper, we attempt to show that if Plantinga’s free will defence succeeds, his O Felix Culpa theodicy fails. For if every creaturely essence suffers from transworld depravity, then given that Jesus has a creaturely essence (as we attempt to show), it follows that Incarnation and Atonement worlds cannot be actualized by God, in which case we have anything but a felix culpa.

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Chapter in Does God Matter? Essays on the Axiological Consequences of Theism
Pages: 202-223
Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2018
ISBN/ISSN: 0415793513


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