a vindication of the divine attributes, particularly holiness and justice, in establishing or allowing the existence of physical and moral evil.
- the·od·i·ce·an, adjective
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How to use theodicy in a sentence
What Darwin did not realize, as he formulated his theodicy, is that sex tips the calculations strongly in our favor.
This is the religious exercise known as theodicy: explaining why God allows bad things to happen to good people.Liberian Pastors Blame Ebola on Gays, The Right Blames Obama | Jay Michaelson | October 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Leibnitz, in his Monadology, and more especially his theodicy, witnessed to his belief in this doctrine.Reincarnation | Th. Pascal
No theology, no theodicy, has ever attributed to God this title.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 1 (of 20) | Charles Sumner
Then in the second place, the theodicy itself is peculiarly rich in historical material.Theodicy | G. W. Leibniz
British Dictionary definitions for theodicy
the branch of theology concerned with defending the attributes of God against objections resulting from physical and moral evil
- theodicean, adjective
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