Saadiah on Divine Grace and Human Suffering

Weiss, Roslyn
March 2000
Journal of Jewish Thought & Philosophy (Routledge);Mar2000, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p155
Academic Journal
Examines the views of Saadiah ben Joseph Al-Fayyumi on divine grace and human suffering in his book 'Kitabu-l-ta dil' or 'The Book of Theodicy: Translation and Commentary on the Book of Job.' Three purposes of divinely imposed affliction; Reasons for the suffering of the righteous; Possibility of sinless existence; Association of God's grace to His issuance of commandments.


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