Can the freewill defense solve the problem of evil?

(i) State and explain the atheist’s argument from evil for the nonexistence of God.
(ii) Define and explain the concept of compatibilism as discussed by Stace (and any other concept essential to understanding Stace’s view)
(iii) IF Stace is correct about compatibilism being true, can God make a world in which freewill exists and there is no evil? Explain your answer and its relevance to the atheist’s argument.
(iv) Explain the point, and relevance to the debate, of the following quote from J.L. Mackie: “If there is no logical impossibility in a man’s freely choosing the good on one, or on several occasions, then there cannot be a logical impossibility in his freely choosing the good on every occasion.”

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