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Providence and the Problem of Evil$
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Richard Swinburne

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198237983

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198237987.001.0001

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Worship

Worship

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(p.111) 6 Worship
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Providence and the Problem of Evil
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Richard Swinburne (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198237987.003.0006

A final goal that a good God would have in creating would be to create creatures who could know, interact with, and worship their holy creator. He will thus sometimes answer their petitionary prayers, and give them the opportunity to discover and love him or to fail to do so, before giving to those who take that opportunity to enjoy the Beatific Vision of himself in life after death.

Keywords:   afterlife, Beatific Vision, God, life after death, prayer, worship

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