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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 329–362.
Published: 01 September 2023
... in a postsecular context as negative theodicy, the struggle to come to grips with the ethical and anthropological consequences of metaphysical horror. Who may tell the tale of the old man? weigh absence in a scale? mete want with a span? the sum assess of the world’s woes? nothingness in words enclose...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 449–482.
Published: 01 December 2018
... is good, of the deleterious birth defect that pains the child who is innocent. Just as the Greek tragedians depict external necessity divorced from mercy, from justice, from theodicy, Darwin’s natural selection preserves and destroys creatures without any intent or will, suiting organisms...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 423–444.
Published: 01 December 2009
... against contemporary theory, Joseph Carroll invokes the theodicy of Alexander Pope’s “Essay on Man,” in which Pope’s balanced definitions and neat antitheses quietly but forcefully bring multiple alls together into one: All Nature is but Art, unknown to thee; All chance, direction...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (4): 465–484.
Published: 01 December 2023
... obey God’s commands, no more, no less. In a sense, then, the story of Job is not anomalous at all. Theodicy is always tautological. God is God. These questions regarding the relationships between plague and the divine, plague and social division or breakdown, and the question of human individual...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 243–272.
Published: 01 September 2022
... , no. 1 : 123 – 48 . Schryer Stephen . 2018 . Maximum Feasible Participation: American Literature and the War on Poverty . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press . Scott John . 1992 . “ The Theodicy of the Second Discourse: The ‘Pure State of Nature’ and Rousseau’s Political...