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Theodicy: Why Bad Things Happen to . . . Everybody

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The patience of Job. It’s an old saying. Time-tested, as it were. And probably the exactly wrong reading of the book called Job.

The Book of Job faces up to the ultimate question: if God is in charge, why do evil things happen to righteous people? This question has traditionally been called “theodicy.”

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David Breeden

David Breeden

Poet, Senior Minister at First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, a Humanist congregation. Amazon author's page amazon.com/author/davidbreeden

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