Memory and History: The Overcoming of Traditional Theodicy in Levinas and Metz

@article{LosadaSierra2019MemoryAH,
  title={Memory and History: The Overcoming of Traditional Theodicy in Levinas and Metz},
  author={Manuel Losada-Sierra},
  journal={Religions},
  year={2019}
}
Grappling with the marginalization of the marginal in Western thinking, this paper sets up a dialogue between Emmanuel Levinas’s philosophy and Johann Baptist Metz’s political theology in order to learn from their thoughts on the suffering of victims. For both Levinas and Metz, the idea of theodicy as an explanation of suffering is linked to the ontological conception of time and history, and therefore useless and unjustifiable by nature. The essential question of this research is how to give… 
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