2004
Volume 58, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 2542-6583
  • E-ISSN: 2590-3268

Abstract

Abstract

The author discusses the question whether the introduction of the term ‘theodicy’ by Leibniz marks the introduction of a new approach to the problem of evil, and whether the term ‘theodicy’ should be reserved for this modern approach. He argues that the premodern approach to theodicy is less monolithic than is sometimes assumed, and that some aspects of the ‘modern’ approach to evil can be traced back to the Bible. While the Enlightenment led to changes in the Western approach to evil, then, these changes are not so radical that the term ‘theodicy’ should be reserved for post-Enlightenment approaches to evil only.

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