Volume 50, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 2542-6583
  • E-ISSN: 2590-3268
  • oa Evil, Tragedy and Feminist Theology New Impulses for the Ongoing Debate on Theodicy

    1My interest in the questions discussed in this paper has been stimulated by my Utrecht colleagues Anja Kosterman, Dr. Gijsbert van den Brink and Prof. Vincent Brümmer, and by Prof. Ann Loades of the University of Durham, to all of whom I am most grateful for the various ways in which they helped me to transform my thoughts into this article. The article also profited from the remarks of an anonymous reader of this journal.

  • By Marcel Sarot
  • Source: NTT Journal for Theology and the Study of Religion, Volume 50, Issue 4, Oct 1996, p. 313 - 325
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.5117/NTT1996.4.004.SARO
  • Language: Dutch
    • Published online: 01 Oct 1996



In the first part of this article, a survey is given of feminist criticisms of traditional conceptualizations of evil. In the second part, the author argues that on the basis of these criticisms, the project of theodicy should not be rejected. He argues, moreover, that the feminist proposal of conceptualizing evil in ‘tragic’ terms might help theodicists to meet the criticisms brought up against the project of theodicy both by feminists and antitheodicists.


Article metrics loading...

Loading full text...

Full text loading...

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error