The question of how God can allow evil to occur to righteous or innocent people has been a perennial dilemma in religion and philosophy, and the Holocaust has impelled a rethinking of the problem of evil. We will study the classic statement of the problem in the biblical book of Job, the ancient Near Eastern literature on which Job is based, and traditional Jewish and Christian interpretation of Job. We will spend half of the semester on the theological, philosophical and narrative responses to the Holocaust. Graduate Students wishing to take this course should enroll in L75 5101.
Course Attributes: EN HBU EthAS HUMAS LCDFA HUMAR HUM
Section 01The Problem of Evil: The Holocaust and Other Horrors
INSTRUCTOR: BarmashView Course Listing