God on Trial

DVD

86 minutes
Source: PBS Video

In this drama set in a concentration camp, a group of new inmates unsure of their appointed fates begins asking how God could allow for so much suffering. Impulsively, the men decide to put God on trial for abandoning His chosen people. Amid the outside sounds of prisoners being marched to the gas chamber, the trial unfolds. The group address the question: How can there be evil in a universe ruled by an all-powerful, benevolent God?

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