Gratuitous Evil Unmotivated: A Reply to MacGregor

Philosophia Christi 15 (2):435-445 (2013)
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Abstract

In his article “The Existence and Irrelevance of Gratuitous Evil,” Kirk R. MacGregor has argued that the Christian theist need not demur at the existence of gratuitous evil. In fact, we are told that Christian theists have ample philosophical, theological, and biblical evidence in favor of the existence of gratuitous evil. In this brief note I examine both the general structure of his argument as well as several of his more central arguments in favor of gratuitous evil and the compatibility of such evil with Christian theism.

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Ross Inman
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

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