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Why?

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Wood, J. (2015). Why?. In Wood, J. The Nearest Thing To Life. Jonathan Cape, pp. 1-28

(noun) defense of God's goodness and omnipotence in view of the existence of evil

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the formal term for the attempt to reconcile the suffering and meaninglessness of life with the notion of a providential, benign and powerful deity. Theodicy is a project at times ingenious, bleak, necessary, magnificent and platitudinous.

—p.5 by James Wood
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the formal term for the attempt to reconcile the suffering and meaninglessness of life with the notion of a providential, benign and powerful deity. Theodicy is a project at times ingenious, bleak, necessary, magnificent and platitudinous.

—p.5 by James Wood
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2 years ago

(adjective) deadly or pernicious in influence / (adjective) foreboding or threatening evil

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in order to deliver this baleful, Kierkegaardian news

—p.6 by James Wood
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in order to deliver this baleful, Kierkegaardian news

—p.6 by James Wood
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causing vertigo, especially by being extremely high or steep

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the vertiginous sensation of possessing Jesus's power

—p.14 by James Wood
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the vertiginous sensation of possessing Jesus's power

—p.14 by James Wood
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(verb) to give a false impression of / (verb) to present an appearance not in agreement with / (verb) to show (something) to be false or wrong / (verb) to run counter to; contradict / (verb) disguise

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This is religious time, and is belied by the novel itself, which tells us in its every comic, secular scene that Mr Biswas's life cannot be comprehended in one glance. The novel asks us to rise up against its own determinism

—p.21 by James Wood
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This is religious time, and is belied by the novel itself, which tells us in its every comic, secular scene that Mr Biswas's life cannot be comprehended in one glance. The novel asks us to rise up against its own determinism

—p.21 by James Wood
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calm, dependable, and showing little emotion or animation

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his more stolid brother

—p.24 by James Wood
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his more stolid brother

—p.24 by James Wood
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