Evil and Suffering in Jewish Philosophy

Book Title: Evil and Suffering in Jewish Philosophy

Author: Leaman, Oliver

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Date: 1995

ISBN: 0-521-41724-4

The problem of evil is one of the most commonly discussed topics in the philosophy of religion. Jewish philosophers have had a lot to say on this topic, especially in light of events like the Holocaust. The author states that this text “presupposes no knowledge whatsoever of either philosophy or Judaism” and it is indeed written in an accessible way that many young people will find useful. There are separate chapters on Maimonides, Spinoza, Buber and other thinkers, some of whose ideas have been widely influential in Western philosophy.

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