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Theodicy Beyond the Death of 'God' : The Persisting Problem of Evil, Hardback Book

Theodicy Beyond the Death of 'God' : The Persisting Problem of Evil Hardback


True theodicy is partly a theoretical corrective to evangelistic impatience: discounting the distortions arising from over-eager salesmanship. And partly it is a work of poetic intensification, dedicated to faith's necessary struggle against resentment. This book contains a systematic survey of the classic theoretical-corrective theodicy tradition initiated, in the early Seventeenth Century, by Jakob Boehme.

Two centuries later, Boehme's lyrical thought is translated into rigorous philosophical terms by Schelling; and is, then, further, set in context by Hegel's doctrine of providence at work in world history.

The old `God' of mere evangelistic impatience is, as Hegel sees things, `dead'. And so theodicy is liberated, to play its proper role: illustrated here with particular reference to the book of Job, the post-Holocaust poetry of Nelly Sachs, and the thought of Simone Weil. A boldly polemical study, this book is a bid to re-ignite debate on the whole topic of theodicy.

As such, it will be of great interest to scholars in religious studies, theology and philosophy.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 234 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Philosophy of religion
  • ISBN: 9781138092396

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