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Kravitz, Amit (2021): Divine Gutigkeit, Divine Gute: Kant on an Ancient Query. In: Sophia, Vol. 60, No. 2: pp. 349-363

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In his essay on theodicy, Kant explicitly claims that while the disproportion between crime and punishment poses a theodicean challenge concerning God's justice, the suffering of the righteous is compatible with God's justice [Gerechtigkeit], goodness [Gutigkeit], and holiness [Heiligkeit]. In light of this, Kant's reason for addressing the book of Job in this context is puzzling. However, the location of Job's story in the text reveals that Job's suffering is rendered relevant only concerning the relation between two of God's moral attributes: goodness as subordinated to holiness, i.e., God's benevolence [Gute]. Implications concern the difference between 'authentic' and 'doctrinal' theodicy.

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