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Theodicy : is a specific branch of theology and philosophy that attempts to reconcile the existence of evil or suffering in the world with the belief in an omniscient, omnipotent, and omni benevolent God, i.e., the problem of evil. The term theodicy comes from the Greek 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. Eschatology : is a part of theology and philosophy concerned with what is believed to be the final events in the history of the world, or the ultimate destiny of humanity, commonly referred to as the end of the world. While in mysticism the phrase refers metaphorically to the end of ordinary reality and reunion with the Divine, in many traditional religions it is taught as an actual future event prophesied in sacred texts or folklore. More broadly, eschatology may encompass related concepts such as the Messiah or Messianic Age, the end time, and the end of days. Mitzvah (plural: mitzvot):
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This note was uploaded on 03/09/2009 for the course ECON 102 taught by Professor Drozd during the Fall '08 term at Wisconsin.

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