When Bad Things Happen to Good People

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When Bad Things Happen to Good People
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When Bad Things Happen to Good People
AuthorHarold Kushner
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SubjectTheism
God
Religion
GenreNon-fiction
PublisherRandom House Inc
Publication date1978
Pages176 pp
ISBN1-4000-3472-8
OCLC Number56349149
Followed byTo Life: A Celebration of Jewish Being and Thinking
 
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When Bad Things Happen to Good People
When Bad Things Happen To Good People.jpg
When Bad Things Happen to Good People
AuthorHarold Kushner
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SubjectTheism
God
Religion
GenreNon-fiction
PublisherRandom House Inc
Publication date1978
Pages176 pp
ISBN1-4000-3472-8
OCLC Number56349149
Followed byTo Life: A Celebration of Jewish Being and Thinking

When Bad Things Happen to Good People (ISBN 1-4000-3472-8) is a 1978 book by Harold Kushner, a Conservative rabbi. Kushner addresses in the book one of the principal problems of theodicy, the conundrum of why, if the universe was created and is governed by a God who is of a good and loving nature, there is nonetheless so much suffering and pain in it - essentially, the evidential problem of evil.

The book is dedicated to the memory of his young son, Aaron, who died at the age of 14 in 1977 of the incurable genetic disease progeria.[1] Rabbi Kushner's book was a New York Times bestseller for many months in the "nonfiction" category.

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