AND WHERE IS GOD?
The Theodicy question in poetry and theology
Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Hermann Wohlgschaft, Dr. theol., born 1944; since 1974 priest of the Augsburg diocese (chaplain, secretary to Bishop Josef Stimpfle, student pastor, city pastor, clinic pastor); from 2002 to 2015 head of the clinic pastoral care in Günzburg. www.hermann-wohlgschaft.de
Why the hell doesn't GOD spare people misery, cruelty and despair?
Why are war criminals allowed to let off steam while children have to die from bombs, natural disasters or violent crimes?
GOD is kind and almighty - isn't he?
Hermann Wohlgschaft, like so many theologians and philosophers, cannot answer this age-old human question, the theodicy question. But he offers a highly interesting view of how classics of world literature have wrestled with this question: from the Bible to Dostoyevsky's "Brothers Karamazov" to Elie Wiesel's Holocaust memoirs to contemporary German literature.
Basic explanatory models of conventional and modern theology are also not missing.