Suffering & Evil 101
Other traditional solutions include the idea that suffering is in some way beneficial (and thus isn't really bad), and the suffering servant model of the biblical prophet Isaiah, which suggests that the Jewish people suffer in order to redeem the wicked of humanity. Many post-Holocaust theologians have developed responses to the unique problems raised by the suffering of the Jews during the Shoah. From "God is hiding" to "God is dead," these thinkers have placed modern analyses of God and evil at the center of their thought.
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