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Theodicy of Judaism II: Justifying Individual Fate
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The ultimate anomaly of a logic animated by the principle of God's rational justice comes to realization in the actualities of everyday life. That God orders the world through justice accessible to human reason confronts the everywhere acknowledged obstacle: justice prevails only now and then. Man's fate rarely accords with the fundamental principle of a just order but mostly discredits it. But if the human condition embodied in Israelites…

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Neusner, Jacob, “Theodicy of Judaism II: Justifying Individual Fate”, in: Encyclopaedia of Judaism. Consulted online on 26 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9029_EJ_COM_0183>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004141001, 20040701



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