2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Mar 20, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

JS 130 - Suffering and Evil in Jewish Tradition


A central problem in Western religious thought is theodicy: how to explain the existence of suffering and evil in a world ruled by a supposedly benevolent God. Examines a variety of Jewish sources on the problem, which propose a wide variety of answers. Central are the biblical book of Job and its interpretations through the centuries; at the other end of history, responses to the Holocaust are considered.

Course Designation/Attribute: VP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered every other year