Ordets hyggda i Babel, Alexandria, Hippo och Lissabon: Om teodicén som hermeneutisk metod

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Abstract

We are constantly reminded of the problem of evil. There are a number of models to cope with theodicy, but the problem with most of them is that, in different ways, they tend to legitimate evil and accuse the victims. In this article it is suggested that theodicy may serve as a hermeneutical key when reading often marginalised or misunderstood text belonging to the Jewish and Christian traditions. This approach is applied to three different textual corpora: Rabbinic literature, so-called Gnostic texts, and the writings of Augustine. Read in this way, these texts offer us an insight into the authors' theological priorities. All of them repudiate simplistic explanations which accuse those wo have been suffering from misfortune.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Jesper Svartvik
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Religionsvetenskap

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor29-39
Volym81
Nummer1
Tidskrift/dags-eller nyhetstidningSvensk Teologisk Kvartalskrift
FörlagSvensk teologisk kvartalskrift
StatusPublished - 2005
PublikationskategoriPopulärvetenskap