The title of the anthology compiled by the late Fr Valle was DIVINE PROVIDENCE. In it, we find
carefully chosen passages from Rosmini’s THEODICY, which deals with the supremely
intelligent and benevolent governance of the world by the Almighty God. The word “theodicy”
was firstly used by the German philosopher Leibniz in his attempt to “justify” God for the
apparent presence of chaos, disorder, and evil in the world. In recent times, however, the word
“theodicy” has given way to the more challenging expression “problem of evil”.