This is the religious exercise known as theodicy: explaining why God allows bad things to happen to good people.
This theodicy of Cousin laid him open obviously enough to the charge of pantheism.
The work nevertheless appeared in 1710 as the Essays in theodicy.
No theology, no theodicy, has ever attributed to God this title.
Thus they presented in fact a theodicy, a rudimentary philosophy of religion.
His theodicy is narrow; shallow, as was the philosophy of his age.
From this they are led to take up the questions of theodicy or of the principles of the divine government.
This is particularly so in the theodicy, as its many citations of theologians suggest.
And herein appears his contribution to a theodicy—a vindication of God's moral honor, where his moral government seems slack.
To tell the truth,” said Mr. Gimblett, “I went to sleep at that long word, and did not awake until he was on theodicy.