Evil
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  The Irenaean Theodicy
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  The Process Theodicy
The Augustinian Theodicy

History

A modern advocate of Augustine's view can be found in Alvin Plantinga (God, Freedom and Evil, 1974) who claimed that for God to have created a being who could only have performed good actions would have been logically impossible.

This view was later criticised by Anthony Flew and J.L.Mackie, who both argue that God could have chosen to create "good robots" who still possessed free-will.