Теодицея потаенного Бога: постановка вопроса.

Игорь Николаевич Зайцев

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Skeptical theologians widely discuss J. L. Schellenberg’s approach in which he demonstrates how epistemic skepticism of skeptical theology leads to Divine hiddenness. Although this experience is obviously close to that of godforsakeness (a strictly religious experience), nevertheless the experience of Divine hiddenness can lead to the denial of the theistic component of skeptic theism, and, accordingly, to the destruction of theism (Schellenberg himself adopts an atheistic position). In our article, we examine the causes of atheistic tendencies within skeptic theism and offer a proposal to preserve the theistic core of skeptic theism. We use the analysis of theodicy of the Book of Job (the concept of O. M. Nogovitsyn is the basis for the interpretation of the book) to indicate the possible cause of this atheistic tendency. A way to overcome the internal conflict of skeptic theism lies not in denying the agnostic component of the experience of the hidden God, but in maintaining the distinction between the name
Original languageRussian
Pages (from-to)284-296
JournalВопросы теологии
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • atheism
  • Book of Job
  • Divine hiddenness
  • skeptical theism
  • theodicy
  • атеизм
  • книга Иова
  • потаенный Бог
  • скептический теизм
  • теодицея

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