Problems with Compensation: Gleeson on Marilyn McCord Adams on Evil

According to the most recent articulation of her view, Marilyn Adams’s reply to the problem of horrendous evils states that God offers compensation to those who experience horrendous evils. This compensation includes the good of the incarnation of God and the good of identification with God in virtu...

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Published in:Sophia
Main Author: Thurow, Joshua C. (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [2020]
In:Sophia
Year: 2020, Volume: 59, Issue: 3, Pages: 513-524
Further subjects:B Marilyn Adams
B Compensation
B problem of evil
B Horrendous evils
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Summary:According to the most recent articulation of her view, Marilyn Adams’s reply to the problem of horrendous evils states that God offers compensation to those who experience horrendous evils. This compensation includes the good of the incarnation of God and the good of identification with God in virtue of suffering horrendous evils. Andrew Gleeson has raised a series of objections to Adams’s recent articulation. I argue that all of Gleeson’s arguments fail or fail to pose a distinct challenge. I then present a different challenge: that her view provides insufficient compensation for horrendous evils. I conclude by suggesting a development of her view.
ISSN:1873-930X
Contains:Enthalten in: Sophia
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1007/s11841-019-0721-x