Saturday, May 12, 2007

Blumenthal on theodicy

I am just rereading an essay I came across many years ago: David Blumenthal on theodicy.

One prays the liturgy of rage and protest vigorously and honestly. Then one tacks to a liturgy of joy and blessing. One turns yet again to a theology of courageous challenge. And then one tacks again to a theology of belonging and empowerment.

Answering the theodical question from the psalms - liturgical acts with such tacking implied - now seems possible. So off to school to the library to recover from three weeks without books on my desk. First job - make Psalm 16 stand up and speak.

That groanings blogger has commented on this discussion :) - this is a test of tracking.

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