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Evil & Suffering Jewish Philosophy (Cambridge Studies in Religious Traditions) By Oliver Leaman

Evil & Suffering Jewish Philosophy (Cambridge Studies in Religious Traditions)
by Oliver Leaman

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?

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Evil & Suffering Jewish Philosophy Summary


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.

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GOR003773257
Evil & Suffering Jewish Philosophy (Cambridge Studies in Religious Traditions)
Oliver Leaman
Used - Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1997-02-10
272
0521427223
9780521427227
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.