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Rameumptom Ruminations: 082: A Book of Mormon Theodicy

How does the Book of Mormon address the problem of evil? In this episode, Scott covers a few passages in the Book of Mormon that explain why evil exists in the world. The Book of Mormon codifies into scripture some of the theodicies of the past, but also adds interesting developments to the conversation. 

Larsen, V. (2015). A Mormon Theodicy: Jacob and the Problem of Evil. Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-Day Saint Faith and Scholarship15.

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2 thoughts on “Rameumptom Ruminations: 082: A Book of Mormon Theodicy”

    1. I agree. The Pentateuch came from a much different time though. I try to understand it in the context of Canaanite culture from the 8th century BCE. Richard Friedman Elliot has some great books that illuminate this subject and offer better understanding of the books in their context. I also just bought a new book on the subject by John Barton called A History of the Bible.

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