By Sarah Katherine Pinnock
Past Theodicy analyzes the emerging tide of objections to motives and justifications for why God allows evil and discomfort on this planet. based on the Holocaust, remarkable parallels have emerged among significant Jewish and Christian thinkers centering on functional religion ways that provide that means inside of agony. writer Sarah ok. Pinnock specializes in Jewish thinkers Martin Buber and Ernst Bloch and Christian thinkers Gabriel Marcel and Johann Baptist Metz to provide varied rejections of theodicy, one existential, represented via Buber and Marcel, and one political, represented through Bloch and Metz. Pinnock interweaves the disciplines of philosophy of faith, post-Holocaust notion, and liberation theology to formulate a dynamic imaginative and prescient of non secular desire and resistance.
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Extra resources for Beyond Theodicy: Jewish and Christian Continental Thinkers Respond to the Holocaust
Hegel rejects a voluntaristic notion of divine freedom. Rather, God is implicated in evil because history itself is God’s history. To overcome divine self-estrangement and the estrangement of the world from God, individual self-consciousness or spirit must become aware of its status as the manifestation of God’s Spirit. Spirit’s self-consciousness, displayed in human life, unites Father and Son (God and creation) and the whole human community together in mutual love. The climax and telos of history (the Absolute) occurs when Spirit becomes fully manifest in creation and global unity and harmony encompass God, nature, and humanity.
3 Camus considers Sisyphus’s task as symbolic of the human situation where happiness should not depend on achieving the ultimate goal, but on ﬁerce dedication to striving. 4 Among religious existentialists, there is also an emphasis on struggle, courage, and freedom, but the conditions of authentic existence include recognizing one’s relation to God. The ethical anthropology of Protestant thinkers Paul Tillich or Rudolf Bultmann, for example, takes the biblical myth of the Fall as a descent into “inauthentic” existence where humans become estranged from God and from mirroring God’s image.
Rather, Marcel considers my response to the other “free” when I take a posture of openness and accept my responsibility to recognize the other’s freedom. Using artistic creation as his model, Marcel suggests that freedom is found when I enter “into the whole of an activity with the whole of myself ” like an artist, not when I remain detached EXISTENTIAL ENCOUNTER WITH EVIL 31 like a technician who masters, controls, and uses an object (BH 173). In other words, creative freedom is found in participation and coexistence with others.
Beyond Theodicy: Jewish and Christian Continental Thinkers Respond to the Holocaust by Sarah Katherine Pinnock