Amidst Mass Atrocity and the Rubble of Theology: Searching for a Viable Theodicy

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It is hubris to claim answers to unanswerable questions. Such questions, however--as part of their burden and worth--must still be asked, investigated, and contemplated. How there can be a loving, all-powerful God and a world stymied by suffering and evil is one of the unanswerable questions we must all struggle to answer, even as our responses are closer to gasps, silences, and further questions. More importantly, how and whether one articulates a response will have deep, lasting repercussions for any belief in God and in our judgments upon one another.  

Throughout this wide-ranging, interdisciplinary work, Peter Admirand draws upon his extensive research and background in theology and testimonial literature, trauma and genocide studies, cultural studies, philosophy of religion, interreligious studies, and systematic theology. As David Burrell writes in the Foreword: ". . .[T]he work's intricate structure, organization, and development will lead us to appreciate that the best one can settle for is a fractured faith built on a fractured theodicy, expressed in a language explicitly fragmented, pluralist, and broken."

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"Peter Admirand has made a significant contribution to one of the most difficult topics for theologians and philosophers--the problem of evil . . .[E]ssential reading for anyone interested in exploring theodicy. . . Highly recommended."
-Edward Kessler, Director of the Woolf Institute of Abrahamic Faiths, Cambridge University

"Amidst Mass Atrocity and the Rubble of Theology is a rich and compelling foundational work towards renewing post-Holocaust Christian theology for the future."
-Didier Pollefeyt, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Theology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

"Amidst Mass Atrocity and the Rubble of Theology is profoundly moving and challenging and is itself a testimony to a passionate faith and hope. It will reopen intractable questions long thought to be dormant."
-John D'Arcy May, FTCD emer. and Senior Research Fellow, the ISE, Trinity College Dublin

"Peter Admirand may have directly set out to reinvigorate the relevance of theodicy for theological reflection, but his book ends up providing, in my opinion, an equally greater service: it points the way toward a more humble theology,one attuned to the inherent fragmentation of both our thoughts and our world, and one therefore focused on the suffering of others that permeates every human existence." - Louvain Studies 

"Its determined attempt to make theodicy accountable to the evil people actually suffer - which is to make it accountable to no more than its subject-matter - is an outstanding virtue which distinguishes it from much material published on this topic." - The Heythrop Journal.                                         

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