The idea of God, formulated by a theodicy that claims to be rational, is simply an hypothesis, like the hypotheses of ether, for example.
"Tragic Sense Of Life" by Miguel de Unamuno
The admission of this single truth of value is enough to raise all the time-honoured problems of ethics and theodicy.
"Recent Developments in European Thought" by Various
The Essay on Man professes to be a theodicy.
"Alexander Pope" by Leslie Stephen
Milton's theodicy is of his own devising, and is neither Catholic nor Calvinist.
"Milton" by Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh
THEODICY: Essays on Divine Providence.
"Historical Sketches, Volume I (of 3)" by John Henry Newman
From this they are led to take up the questions of theodicy or of the principles of the divine government.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
In other words, the search for a theodicy leads to agnosticism.
"The Next Step in Religion" by Roy Wood Sellars
This theodicy of Cousin laid him open obviously enough to the charge of pantheism.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
Thus they presented in fact a theodicy, a rudimentary philosophy of religion.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
Others find in the gospel of redemption the true theodicy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
What has a theodicy to say as to these facts?
"Theology and the Social Consciousness" by Henry Churchill King
It is just here that this study of a theodicy sets in.
"Abraham Lincoln's Cardinal Traits;" by Clark S. Beardslee
The first distinction is then Lucifer’s breaking away from God as the devil (Luhmann, 1990, at pp. 118 ff.) or, in other words, the problem of the Theodicy, that is, the origin of evil in the world (Leibniz,  1962).
Luhmann's Communication-Theoretical Specification of the 'Genomena' of Husserl's Phenomenology
The logical problem of theodicy, namely the problem of bypassing the logical incompatibility between the deﬁnition of God as the maximally good entity and the existence of evil in the world was ﬁrst raised by Epicurus and has been at the center of Rational Theology from Leibniz’s treatise to recent time.
An interesting temporalization of G\"odel's ontological proof