noun (plural theodicies)[mass noun]
The vindication of divine providence in view of the existence of evil: the question of theodicy [count noun]: those seeking a theodicy
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- I realize that we brush up against the problem of evil and theodicy here.
- Uninterested in apologetics and theodicy, Carroll is nonetheless obsessed with the God she finds in the natural world.
- By examining the impact of religious theodicy on life satisfaction, this paper addresses one of the more understudied issues in religion and health research.
late 18th century: from French Théodicée, the title of a work by Leibniz, from Greek theos 'god' + dikē 'justice'.
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- Let us consider the theodicean significance in terms of antiblack racism and an antiblack world.
- Each of the theodicean problems that Descartes examines is developed in detail.
- In part one, I seek to read Hegel's Lectures on the Philosophy of World History against the prevalent theodicean interpretation of much of his religio-historical work.
Definition of theodicy in:
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