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Author: Carissa Wyant

This lesson will discuss how evil is dealt with by a variety of religious traditions.

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Terms to Know
Free Will

The ability to choose between good and evil, prominent in the religious philosophy of Augustine.

Judgment Day

The day on which God will call all human beings to account for their sins and other misdeeds.


A philosophical attempt to justify God's goodness despite the reality of evil.

Uncarved Block

In Taoism, the original state of the human mind, before and independent of experience.