Cambridge University Press (1995)
The problems of evil and suffering have been extensively discussed in Jewish philosophy, and much of the discussion has centred on the Book of Job. In this study Oliver Leaman poses two questions: how can a powerful and caring deity allow terrible things to happen to obviously innocent people, and why have the Jewish people been so harshly treated throughout history, given their status as the chosen people? He explores these issues through an analysis of the views of Philo, Saadya, Maimonides, Gersonides, Spinoza, Mendelssohn, Hermann Cohen, Buber, Rosenzweig, and post-Holocaust thinkers, and suggests that a discussion of evil and suffering is really a discussion about our relationship with God.
|Keywords||Good and evil Judaism Suffering Judaism Judaism Doctrines Philosophy, Jewish|
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|Call number||BJ1401.L35 1995|
|ISBN(s)||0521417244 0521427223 9780521427227|
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