Evil and Suffering in Jewish Philosophy - Cambridge Studies in Religious Traditions (Paperback)
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Evil and Suffering in Jewish Philosophy - Cambridge Studies in Religious Traditions (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 10/02/1997
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The problems of evil and suffering have been extensively discussed in Jewish philosophy, and much of the discussion has centred on the Book of Job. In this study Oliver Leaman poses two questions: how can a powerful and caring deity allow terrible things to happen to obviously innocent people, and why have the Jewish people been so harshly treated throughout history, given their status as the chosen people? He explores these issues through an analysis of the views of Philo, Saadya, Maimonides, Gersonides, Spinoza, Mendelssohn, Hermann Cohen, Buber, Rosenzweig, and post-Holocaust thinkers, and suggests that a discussion of evil and suffering is really a discussion about our relationship with God.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521427227
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'An instructive and thought-provoking study, and a fine introduction for the non-specialist to the range of Jewish philosophical reflection.' Rabbi Fred Morgan, The Expository Times
"...anyone with the most remote interest in suffering will find this perhaps the most important intellectual investigation on the subject in recent years." Theological Studies
"The topic may be heavy but the writing is anything but cumbersome. A deft survey of the major Jewish thinkers on this nettlesome problem, with special attention to their view of the book of Job." Sh'ma A Journal of Jewish Responsibility
"...anyone with the most remote interest in suffereing will find this perhaps the most important intellectual investigation on the subject in recent years." James F. Keenan, S.J., Theological Studies

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