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The Range of Moral Evil; and Responsibility

Richard Swinburne

in Providence and the Problem of Evil

Published in print August 1998 | ISBN: 9780198237983
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598548 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198237987.003.0008
 The Range of Moral Evil; and Responsibility

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If God is to give to creatures significant responsibility for themselves and others, he must allow them to damage their characters, and to cause pain and ignorance. It is good that humans, who do not seek to benefit their fellow humans, should have the temptations of sloth—to hurt them by doing nothing, as well as the more serious temptation of actively causing them hurt.

Keywords: God; responsibility; sloth; temptation

Chapter.  9852 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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