Definition of Theodicy

1. Noun. The branch of theology that defends God's goodness and justice in the face of the existence of evil.

Generic synonyms: Divinity, Theology



Definition of Theodicy

1. n. A vindication of the justice of God in ordaining or permitting natural and moral evil.

Definition of Theodicy

1. Noun. A justification of a deity, or the attributes of a deity, especially in regard to the existence of evil and suffering in the world; a work or discourse justifying the ways of God. ¹

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Definition of Theodicy

1. a defense of God's goodness in respect to the existence of evil [n -CIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Theodicy

theocentrisms
theocon
theocons
theoconservatism
theocracies
theocracy
theocrasies
theocrasy
theocrat
theocratic
theocratical
theocratically
theocraticals
theocrats
theodicies
theodicy (current term)
theodolite
theodolites
theodolitic
theogallin
theogonic
theogonies
theogonism
theogonist
theogonists
theogony
theographic
theography
theolin
theolinguistic

Literary usage of Theodicy

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1. Paradoxes of Free Will by Gunther Siegmund Stent (2002)
"The problem of evil, and especially the theodicy paradox, was a lifelong preoccupation of Augustine's, and the main lines of thought that he eventually ..."

2. Divine Nescience of Future Contingencies a Necessity: Being an Introduction by Lorenzo Dow McCabe (1882)
"A theodicy is a vindication of the perfection of God in establishing and ... The objections that must be met in a theodicy are the existence of moral evil, ..."

3. Scholasticism Old and New: An Introduction to Scholastic Philosophy by Maurice Wulf (1907)
"In other words, we must nowadays justify the possibility of theodicy as well as of metaphysics. 131. Perhaps no one has compiled such an imposing array of ..."

4. The Methodist Review (1854)
"A theodicy. A theodicy; or, Vindication of the Divine Glory, at manifested in the Constitution and Government of the Moral World. ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"... or whoever wrote the 'Lament for Bion,' as it is of Theocritus. s HENRY D. SEDGWICK, Author Assays on Great Writers,'' etc. theodicy, a term of ..."

6. Current Discussions in Theology by Chicago Theological Seminary (1885)
"theodicy. He makes some statements concerning the permission of evil, which, ... "2 "The full theodicy could be known only by knowing the universe; ..."

7. Guide to the Knowledge of God: A Study of the Chief Theodicies by Auguste Gratry, Abby Langdon Alger (1892)
"SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS* theodicy. 1. Relations between Saint Thomas Aquinas and Saint ... theodicy OP THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY. Philosophic character of the ..."

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