Friday, December 02, 2011

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

When Rabbi Kuschner came out with his famous, infamous book Why Bad Things Happen to Good People 30 years ago, that was a controversial publication. As I recall, it was denounced at the time by Christian reviewers.

Well, evangelicalism has changed a lot in 30 years, and not all for the better. Of course, many Christians are too young to remember the reaction to Kushner’s book. Some of them weren’t even born back then. I was 3 years out of high school.

The libertarian theodicies put forward by Arminians like Roger Olson or Molinists like Craig and Plantinga are just a variation on Kushner’s finite godism.  

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to write my own version of this book and charge $10.99 for it.

    It will just say: "Everyone deserves Hell so any misery you suffer in this life is less than you deserve! So THERE!"