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The Problem of Evil and the Problem of God

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Creative and original, here is D.Z. Phillips's most systematic attempt to address the problem of evil. He argues that the problem is inextricably linked to our conception of God and that the concept of God in recent philosophy of religion is problematic, even harmful. That intellectual inheritance, he claims, attempts to distinguish between logical and existential problems ...more
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Published July 1st 2005 by Augsburg Fortress Publishing (first published 2004)
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God as Agent among Agents and Humanity’s Contingency
The first significant contribution Phillips made to my understanding of religious language is his discussion on God as an agent among other agents. If we conceive of God as a person without a body (this, presumably being what it means to think of God as an agent—the implication being that God is part of our community of persons), then we begin to think that God makes plans or has feelings like human beings do. It is clear that this is not the
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Dewi Zephaniah Phillips, usually cited as D.Z. Phillips, is recognized for his work in the philosophy of religion and other philosophical disciplines. He was also a proponent of preserving the Welsh language.
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