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Monday, June 8 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Why can't I find God?

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The problem of divine hiddeness has received a lot of attention from philosophers of religion in the last two decades or so. It's related to the problem of evil, but not identical. The problem of evil asks why a good God allows bad things to happen. This problem asks why God makes it so hard for us to believe in him.
In this session, we'll explore the problem and a number of philosophical responses. We'll end the session with an exploration of possible Jewish responses; including the kabbalistic notion of a levush - a garment that both conceals and reveals.

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Samuel Lebens

Samuel Lebens is a philosopher at the University of Haifa, and an Orthodox rabbi. He works on the philosophy of fiction, the writings of Bertrand Russell, and the philosophy of Judaism. He is the co-founder of the Association for the Philosophy of Judaism, and the author of the "Principles... Read More →

Monday June 8, 2020 8:30pm - 9:30pm AEST