Terms and Questions:

Theodicy

 

Terms:

1.    Theodicy

2.    Samsara

3.    Karma

4.    Dharma


Questions:

1.    How does theodicy serve to reframe tragic suffering in people’s lives?

2.    How does the relativity of evil in the Hindu notions of dharma and samsara impact the explanation of chaos, evil, and suffering?

3.    Compare this to question of theodicy in the context of the Holocaust

4.    What is distinctive about a monotheistic theodicy?

5.    How is the problem of theodicy resolved or unresolved in the book of Job?