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Light From Darkness: The Problem of Evil in Early Modern England.

Oldridge, Darren (2012) Light From Darkness: The Problem of Evil in Early Modern England. The Seventeenth Century, 27 (4). pp. 389-409. ISSN Print: 0268-117X Online: 2050-4616

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The article discusses the problem of evil in early modern England, particularly in the years 1620 to 1660, examining Protestant theodicy and the doctrine of providence. It comments on themes including the suffering of God's children, the work of the Devil, and the prosperity of wicked people. The author considers divine benevolence and the application of theodicy to reports of battles and tales of judgements. The views of several Protestant writers of the period are considered, including Edward Cradocke and George Hakewill.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: theodicy, good, evil, providence, judgement of God, protestantism, suffering
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Humanities
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Depositing User: Darren Oldridge
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2012 13:36
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 16:56

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