Richard Swinburne

in Providence and the Problem of Evil

Published in print August 1998 | ISBN: 9780198237983
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598548 | DOI:

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A final goal that a good God would have in creating would be to create creatures who could know, interact with, and worship their holy creator. He will thus sometimes answer their petitionary prayers, and give them the opportunity to discover and love him or to fail to do so, before giving to those who take that opportunity to enjoy the Beatific Vision of himself in life after death.

Keywords: afterlife; Beatific Vision; God; life after death; prayer; worship

Chapter.  5154 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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