Saturday, 8 October 2011


Three main theological problems in medieval philosophy that have been listed in Wikipedia, are:

  • The problem of the compatibility of the divine attributes: How are the attributes traditionally ascribed to the Supreme Being, such as unlimited power, knowledge of all things, infinite goodness, existence outside time, immateriality, and so on, logically consistent with one another? 
  • The problem of evil: The classical philosophers had speculated on the nature of evil, but the problem of how an all-powerful, all-knowing, kind God could create a system of things in which evil exists first arose in the medieval period. 
  • The problem of free will: A similar problem was to explain how ‘divine foreknowledge’ - God’s knowledge of what will happen in the future - is compatible with our belief in our own free will.
I must say, this is very interesting.

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