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Philosophia Christi

Volume 22, Issue 2, 2020

Zachary Breitenbach
Pages 257-272

A Case for How Eschatological and Soteriological Considerations Strengthen the Plausibility of a Good God

This article contends that considerations of continued human existence beyond this earthly life are advantageous both for defending against a key challenge to the existence of a good God (the evidential problem of evil) and for making a positive moral case for theism. On the defensive side, I address the charge that the amount and alleged gratuitousness of evil render God’s existence unlikely. On the offensive side, I leverage postmortem considerations to bolster a positive case for a good God by offering new arguments that God and an afterlife are key to making sense of moral rationality and morality’s overridingness.

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