Gordon, Immortality and the New Theodicy (1897); Henry Buckle, The After Life (1907).
In his Theodicy Leibnitz argues, like not a few predecessors, that this universe must be regarded as the best of all possible universes.
Delegated freedom to human wills; and there follows a theodicy, repeating Leibnitz in more modern form.
(c) Theodicy - the tradition of Leibnitz is preserved (on libertarian lines) by Martineau (A Study of Religion, 1883).
Thus they presented in fact a theodicy, a rudimentary philosophy of religion.
Contemplating the position of recent philosophy from Locke to Hegel, and having his eye directed to the ancient and fundamental problem of the origin, truth and certainty of our ideas, he wrote: "If philosophy is to be restored to love and respect, I think it will be necessary, in part, to return to the teachings of the ancients, and in part to give those teachings the benefit of modern methods" (Theodicy, n.