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11-28-07 FINAL EXAM INFORMATION 2 essay questions 10 out of 11 identification questions - Know glossary terms - More space than midterms - 75 to 100 words Blue Books Exam held in here Review Session Wednesday Dec 12 th at 2pm - Regular meeting place Job and the Problem of Suffering I. The Classical Problem of Suffering a. The Term: Theodicy i. “the righteousness/justice of God” ii. How can God be righteous given the state of the world? iii. How can you justify what God is allowing to happen here? b. The Logical Problem i. Traditional Syllogism 1. God is all loving (and so does not want people to suffer) 2. God is all powerful (and so is able to prevent suffering) 3. There is suffering ii. How can all 3 be true 1. many logicians say they cannot all be true 2. Meaning 1 of the 3 is not true II. Biblical Answer a. Punishment for sin (DH and prophets) b. Natural correlation of evil and suffering (Proverbs) c. Redemptive Suffering (Hebrew Bible – suffering servant) d. The Forces of evil and sovereignty of God (Daniel – Apocalyptic writers) e. Meaninglessness of life (Ecclesiastes) III. The Book Of Job a. Summary of its Contents i. About a very righteous man who suffers deeply. He is not an
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