Definition of theodicy in English:

theodicy

Line breaks: the|odicy
Pronunciation: /θɪˈɒdɪsi
 
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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
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Derivatives

theodicean

Pronunciation: /-ˈsiːən/
adjective
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

late 18th century: from French Théodicée, the title of a work by Leibniz, from Greek theos 'god' + dikē 'justice'.

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