According to Hick, what is the "soul-making process"? Is it, as he says, of such great value that it justifies all the human and animal suffering involved in it?

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The theory of soul-making has several different perspectives, including those of Augustine, Irenaeus, and Hicks. Of these three, Augustine stands alone in believing that God created humans to be perfect and that humankind is gradually corrupted by evil through choosing imperfect actions. However, Irenaeus and Hicks believe that humans are not perfect but flawed from the beginning. Therefore, they must constantly apply their free will to...

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