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
Who said that "in strict covenant theology, there can be no innocent sufferers"?
Question 2 of 10
Which of these texts was the first to ask the question "Why do bad things happen to good people"?
Question 3 of 10
True or false: The concept of reward and punishment is the Torah's explanation for the existence of suffering.
Question 4 of 10
Which of the following did Mordecai Kaplan, the founder of Reconstructionist Judaism, believe?
Question 5 of 10
According to Maimonides, what is the worst punishment for sinners?
Question 6 of 10
Which of the following thinkers first posited that both good and evil forces emanate from God?
Question 7 of 10
Is the character of Job (from the Book of Job) a Jew?
Question 8 of 10
Why is the question of suffering and evil unique among theological and philosophical problems?
Question 9 of 10
Which approach to a painful experience does Rabbi Harold Kushner recommend?
Question 10 of 10
In Reeve Robert Brenner's study documenting Holocaust survivors' faith in God, what results were found?

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