[Milton-L] "Particular Falls"

Matthew Jordan matthewjorda at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 18:23:54 EST 2015


To my recollection, Augustine more or less invents the "Free Will" account
of the Fall, and does so precisely to solve the thorniest of theological
problems for monotheism - how to reconcile God's power, esp. if it is
omnipotence, with the very existence of evil....

On 21 January 2015 at 23:17, Carrol Cox <cbcox at ilstu.edu> wrote:

> Carter: ". . . God created a universe of perfect beings who were also given
> free will so they could go utterly wrong, and even if they did go wrong
> those who by grace repented would be freed from Hell and death."
>
> Free will an instrument designed to bring about torture without end?
>
> That would not be a bad metaphor for capitalist history, but as a cosmic
> principle?
>
> Carrol
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