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Just given the article a pretty thorough skim read. I did my MA disertation last year on Aquinas' treatment of the "problem of evil" and its relevance today. I basically agree with most of his agruments about the weaknesses of the theodicies. I think we all risk signing up to "the free-will defence" or the "Evil is necessary to make you stronger" arguments, and I think as Christians we need to be carefull to be a bit more thoughtful.
It is interesting that he doesn't engage with a Christian perspective on evil. The theism he presents of God as a supernatural being certainly is rejected by most mainstream Christian theologies and so from the start the framework of the discussion is skewed. If you don't get your concept of God right then you are not going to end up with a very good acount of God & Evil.
Not one mention of Jesus, Cross, Resurrection, Incarnation, Revelation. I think his argument can be shown up on largely philosophical grounds, but my foundation and confidence for belief in a good-God are these Christian cornerstones, we he doesn't even seem to "preempt" as arguments against his case.