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The term theodicy comes from the Greek θεός (theós, "god") and δίκη (díkē, "justice"), meaning literally "the justice of God," although a more appropriate phrase may be "to justify God" or "the justification of God." The term was coined in 1710 by the German philosopher Gottfried Leibniz in a work entitled Essais de Théodicée sur la bonté de Dieu, la liberté de l'homme et l'origine du mal ("Theodicic Essays on the Benevolence of God, the Free will of man, and the Origin of Evil"). The purpose of the essay was to show that the evil in the world does not conflict with the goodness of God, and that notwithstanding its many evils, the world is the best of all possible worlds (Optimism).
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The term '''theodicy''' comes from the Greek θεός (theós, "god") and δίκη (díkē, "justice"), meaning literally "the justice of God," although a more appropriate phrase may be "to justify God" or "the justification of God." The term was coined in 1710 by the German philosopher Gottfried Leibniz in a work entitled ''Essais de Théodicée sur la bonté de Dieu, la liberté de l'homme et l'origine du mal'' (published in English as ''Theodicy: Essays on the Goodness of God, the Freedom of Man, and the Origin of Evil''). The purpose of the essay was to show that the evil in the world does not conflict with the goodness of God, and that notwithstanding its many evils, the world is the best of all possible worlds (Optimism).
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
 
* [[Theophilos]]
 
* [[Theophilos]]
 
* [[problem of evil]]
 
* [[problem of evil]]
* [[deontic ethics]]
 
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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*Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Austin Marsden Farrer (editor), E. M. Huggard (translator), ''Theodicy: Essays on the Goodness of God, the Freedom of Man, and the Origin of Evil''. ISBN 978-0875484372
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
Article on Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodicy#Origin_of_the_term].
 
Article on Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodicy#Origin_of_the_term].
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Latest revision as of 10:05, August 30, 2008

The term theodicy comes from the Greek θεός (theós, "god") and δίκη (díkē, "justice"), meaning literally "the justice of God," although a more appropriate phrase may be "to justify God" or "the justification of God." The term was coined in 1710 by the German philosopher Gottfried Leibniz in a work entitled Essais de Théodicée sur la bonté de Dieu, la liberté de l'homme et l'origine du mal (published in English as Theodicy: Essays on the Goodness of God, the Freedom of Man, and the Origin of Evil). The purpose of the essay was to show that the evil in the world does not conflict with the goodness of God, and that notwithstanding its many evils, the world is the best of all possible worlds (Optimism).

See Also

References

  • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Austin Marsden Farrer (editor), E. M. Huggard (translator), Theodicy: Essays on the Goodness of God, the Freedom of Man, and the Origin of Evil. ISBN 978-0875484372

External links

Article on Wikipedia [1].

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