RS: Year 10 Term 1: Evil and Suffering in Christianity

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Which Greek philosopher questioned the existence of suffering and God? (1)
Epicurus
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Define "theodicy" (1)
Explanations for why God would allow suffering
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What is the free will theodicy? (2)
God gave us free will and some choices lead to evil
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What is the evil force theodicy? (2)
There is an evil force eg Satan in the world
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Name 4 other theodicies (4)
God shares in suffering; Suffering is a test; Suffering is a result of sin; Soul-shaping
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In which testament/book is the story of Job told? (2)
Old Testament - book of Job
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Summarise the story of Job (5)
Job is a good man who Satan argues is only so because he is blessed. Satan gets God to agree he can hurt him to get him to curse God. Though Job suffers greatly, he won't follow others and renounce God as God is beyond our understanding.
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Define "theodicy" (1)

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Explanations for why God would allow suffering

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What is the free will theodicy? (2)

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What is the evil force theodicy? (2)

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