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: A Theodicy Or Vindication Of The Divine Glory
A Theodicy Or Vindication Of The Divine Glory
Albert Taylor Bledsoe
Introduction. OF THE POSSIBILITY OF A THEODICY.
Section I. The failure of Plato and other ancient philosophers to construct a Theodicy, not a ground of despair.
Section II. The failure of Leibnitz not a ground of despair.
Section III. The system of the moral universe not purposely involved in obscurity to teach us a lesson of humility.
Section IV. The littleness of the human mind a ground of hope.
Section V. The construction of a Theodicy, not an attempt to solve mysteries, but to dissipate absurdities.
Section VI. The spirit in which the following work has been prosecuted, and the relation of the author to other systems.
Part I. THE EXISTENCE OF MORAL EVIL, OR SIN, CONSISTENT WITH THE HOLINESS OF GOD.
Chapter I. The Scheme Of Necessity Denies That Man Is Responsible For The Existence Of Sin.
Chapter II. The Scheme Of Necessity Makes God The Author Of Sin.
Chapter III. Scheme Of Necessity Denies The Reality Of Moral Distinctions.
Chapter IV. The Moral World Not Constituted According To The Scheme Of Necessity.
Chapter V. The Relation Between The Human Will And The Divine Agency.
Chapter VI. The Existence Of Moral Evil, Or Sin, Reconciled With The Holiness Of God.
Chapter VII. Objections Considered.
Part II. THE EXISTENCE OF NATURAL EVIL, OR SUFFERING, CONSISTENT WITH THE GOODNESS OF GOD.
Chapter I. God Desires And Seeks The Salvation of All Men.
Chapter II. Natural Evil, Or Suffering, And Especially The Suffering Of Infants Reconciled With The Goodness Of God.
Chapter III. The Sufferings Of Christ Reconciled With The Goodness Of God.
Chapter IV. The Eternal Punishment Of The Wicked Reconciled With The Goodness Of God.
Chapter V. The Dispensation Of The Divine Favours Reconciled With The Goodness Of God.
Conclusion. A SUMMARY VIEW OF THE PRINCIPLES AND ADVANTAGES OF THE FOREGOING SYSTEM.
Chapter I. Summary Of The First Part Of The Foregoing System.
Chapter II. Summary Of The Second Part Of The Foregoing System.
FOOTNOTES 1 Johnson's Works, vol. iv, p. 286.
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