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|Description:||viii, 105 pages ; 21 cm.|
|Contents:||Is theodicy possible? Is it necessary? Is it helpful? --
The goodness of the Creator (and so of the creation) --
The conflicted state of creation --
God's healing response.
|Series Title:||Cascade companions, 14.|
The question of God's relationship to evil is a long-running one in the history of Christianity, and the term often deployed for this task has been theodicy. The way theodicy has historically been pursued, however, has been problematic on a number of counts. Most significantly, these efforts have generally been insufficiently theological. This work hopes to subvert and reconfigure the theodical task in a way that can be accessible to nonspecialists. Overall, the book hopes to cast the "god" of theodicy as the triune God of Christian confession, a move that shapes and alters distinctly all that follows in what has traditionally been considered a philosophical matter.--Publisher's description, cover p. 4.
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