What is the difference between Cosmology and Theodicy?
Cosmology is scientific study of form, contents and evolution of universe in contrast to the philosophy of theodicy that is defense of God's goodness despite existence of evil.
Coined in 1710 by Mathematician-philosopher G. Leibniz with the message that, despite all evils, our world is the best of all possible worlds. As of now, theodicy is natural theology that is included in the study of religions. .