A Good God?: A Logical and Semantical Analysis of the Problem of Evil

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Verbum, 1977 - Theodicy - 160 pages
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Contents

PREFACE II
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IS CONSISTENCY NEEDED?
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COULD GOD HAVE CREATED FREE PERSONS WHO NEVER WENT WRONG?
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