By James L. Crenshaw

within the historic close to East, whilst the gods detected gross impropriety of their ranks, they subjected their very own to trial. while mortals suspect their gods of wrongdoing, have they got the precise to place them on trial? What lies at the back of the human undertaking to impose ethical criteria of habit at the gods? is that this attempt an act of vanity, as Kant advised, or a method of holding theological discourse sincere? it's this query James Crenshaw seeks to deal with during this wide-ranging research of historic theodicies. Crenshaw has been writing approximately and thinking about the difficulty of theodicy - the human attempt to justify the methods of the gods or God - for a few years. during this quantity he provides a synthesis of his rules in this perennially thorny factor. the end result sheds new mild at the historical past of the human fight with this intractable problem.

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