Should Theists Eschew Theodicies? Nahmanides and Joseph Soloveitchik on the Problem of Suffering

Date(s) - 11/27/2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Institute for the Humanities


Whereas many theistic philosophers have vigorously attempted to “justify the ways of God” in the face of suffering, in recent times others have argued that it is religiously and/or morally wrong to do so. Their approach has been called anti-theodicy. Professor Shatz will examine several considerations that have been marshaled for an antitheodic stance, particularly by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, and to compare them to the pro-theodic approach of Moses Nahmanides.

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