Lament and the Journey of Doubt

Andrew Sloane

Andrew Sloane argues that traditional theodicies (mis)construe the problem of evil as primarily an intellectual problem and address it as such--thus "missing" most people's experience. He argues that it is primarily a relational problem; how God is experienced in relationship to us and the world, which needs to be addressed as such. Lament is an appropriate means of doing so; it deals with the problem as one of realtionship, and may itself lead to a restored relationship with God. Mr. Sloane is Lecturer in Old Testament and Christian Thought at Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia.

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