Thursday, October 05, 2006

If God is Good, Why is this Book so Bad?

OK, the title of this post is unfair. I'll admit that it is just a cheap play on words.

But see R. Shalom Carmy's review of R. Benjamin Blech's If God Is Good, Why Is The World So Bad? in the recent issue of Jewish Action: link (PDF)

I don't think I've ever seen a more polite negative review. And, in general, the essay is a summary of why many of the standard theodicies don't work for the average person.

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