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Burns, Elizabeth (2014) Where the Conflict Really Lies: Plantinga, the Challenge of Evil, and Religious Naturalism. Philosophia Reformata, 79 (I), pp. 66-82. [Journal Article]

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    In this paper I argue that, although Alvin Plantinga’s Felix Culpa theodicy appears on only two pages of his recent book Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion and Naturalism (2011) (i.e. 58-59), it is of pivotal importance for the book as a whole. Plantinga argues that there is superficial conflict but deep concord between science and monotheism, and that there is superficial concord but deep conflict between science and naturalism. I contend that the weakness of the Felix Culpa theodicy lends support to the view that there is more than superficial conflict between science and monotheism, and offer an alternative response to the challenge of evil which suggests that there might be, after all, concord between science and (religious) naturalism.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Philosophia Reformata
    Keywords: Alvin Plantinga; Felix Culpa Theodicy; Donald A. Crosby
    Department: Philosophy
    Depositing User: Dr Elizabeth Burns
    Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2014 16:06
    Last Modified: 30 Sep 2016 08:42
    URI: http://publications.heythrop.ac.uk/id/eprint/2153

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