Theodicy in a Social Dimension

@article{Brueggemann1985TheodicyIA,
  title={Theodicy in a Social Dimension},
  author={Walter Brueggemann},
  journal={Journal for the Study of the Old Testament},
  year={1985},
  volume={10},
  pages={25 - 3}
}
  • W. Brueggemann
  • Published 1 October 1985
  • Psychology
  • Journal for the Study of the Old Testament
The issue of theodicy in current theological discussion is articulated in three distinct but not unrelated conversations: 1. The most obvious and popular is the pastoral question: ’Why did this happen to me?’ That is, the question is focused on a negative experience of a person who seems not to deserve such treatment. This question is effectively posed in the popular book by Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, When Bad Things Happen to Good People.’ The pervasiveness of the issue is evident in the… 
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