Suffering & Evil Quiz

Why do bad things happen to good people?

Jewish thinkers throughout the ages have asked: Why do bad things happen to good people?

Question 1 of 10
The phrase "freedom is a two-edged sword" is most characteristic of which Jewish philosophy?
Question 2 of 10
Which of the following did Mordecai Kaplan, the founder of Reconstructionist Judaism, believe?
Question 3 of 10
According to Judaism, why do bad things happen to good people?
Question 4 of 10
True or false: The concept of reward and punishment is the Torah's explanation for the existence of suffering.
Question 5 of 10
In Reeve Robert Brenner's study documenting Holocaust survivors' faith in God, what results were found?
Question 6 of 10
According to the Bible, what did God promise to the Jews at Mt. Sinai, if they followed God's ways?
Question 7 of 10
Who said that "in strict covenant theology, there can be no innocent sufferers"?
Question 8 of 10
What is Rabbi Harold Kushner's belief about "When Bad Things Happen to Good People"?
Question 9 of 10
True or false: In the Talmud, the rabbis tend to focus on theological solutions to the problem of evil, rather than the human response to suffering.
Question 10 of 10
What is Berkovits and Cohen's “Free Will Defense" argument about the source of evil and suffering?

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