HIV/AIDS AND HUMAN SUFFERING: WHERE ON EARTH IS GOD?

Ernst M. Conradie

Abstract


This article reflects on the classic theodicy problem in relationship with HIV/Aids. It
first offers some general comments about the very need to address the theodicy
problem. A next section offers an analysis of various sources of human suffering
which is then related to an overview of some of the dominant theodicies in current
theological discourse. These discussions are brought together in a final section
which investigates various possible answers to the question: Where is God amidst
the suffering associated with the HIV/Aids pandemic? The article concludes that one
of the many challenges that HIV/Aids pose to Christian communities is to offer a
plausible account of each aspect of the Christian faith.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/89-0-1027

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