- A justification of a deity, or the attributes of a deity, especially in regard to the existence of evil and suffering in the world; a work or discourse justifying the ways of God.
Etymology: After French théodicée, from Greek ' "god" + ' "justice".
- 2003: God was now nothing more than a distant cause of causes; what mattered was matter, and man acting in nature. The , the master-narrative, had become secularized. " Roy Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason (Penguin 2004, p. 388)
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