philosophical and/or theological theory which attempts to explain how a good God could create a world containing so much evil

Theodicy is an attempt to answer the question of why a good God permits the manifestation of evil.

Gottfried Leibniz coined the term "theodicy" in an attempt to justify God's existence in light of the apparent imperfections of the world.


  • The prophets never taught that God and history are one, or that whatever happens below reflects the will of God above. Their vision is of man defying God, and God seeking man to reconcile with him.

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