An Evaluation of Gregory A. Boyd’s Theodicy, when Compared to Paul Helm’s Theodicy, in Light of a Biblical Portrait of God

  • Huijgen, A. (CoI)
  • Raharjo, I.A. (PI)
  • Sarot, M. (CoI)

Project Details


Christian theology affirms that God is all-loving and all-powerful. Yet one way or another, it has to deal with the reality of evil. Gregory Boyd, a proponent of open theism, proposes Trinitarian Warfare theodicy, a type of free will theodicy that he integrated with biblical framework of cosmic warfare between God and Satan. Boyd’s foundational tenet is the divine love that is ultimately shown to us on the cross. In supporting his arguments on theodicy, God, sin, evil, and salvation, Boyd proposed a hermeneutical framework that he called cruciform hermeneutic.

Boyd’s appreciation on Biblical data, focus on Christ, and cross-centered approach should interest us in comparing it with a type of theodicy approach in Reformed theology and to see whether there are constructive insights that we may learn from the dialogue.

This research will analyze Gregory Boyd’s theology by comparing him with Paul Helm’s Reformed theology, especially in their theodicy, theology proper, view of evil, soteriology, and biblical hermeneutic.
Effective start/end date1/01/18 → …


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