Process theology and the problem of evil

“A central contention of process theism is that the problem of evil is aggravated by flawed accounts of omnipotence commonly assumed by theists and their critics. Most theists agree with Aquinas that God cannot bring about logically impossible states of affairs, like creating a circle with unequal radii (Summa Contra Gentiles II, ch. 25, para. 14). This is not, Aquinas argues, a limitation on God but a condition of responsible theological discourse.”

From “Process Theism” in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Read the entry on “Process Theism” in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy – section 5 – “Divine Power and the Problem of Evil”.

 

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