Thomas Aquinas on God and Evil by Brian Davies

Thomas Aquinas on God and Evil

byBrian Davies

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Brian Davies offers the first in-depth study of Saint Thomas Aquinas's thoughts on God and evil, revealing that Aquinas's thinking about God and evil can be traced through his metaphysical philosophy, his thoughts on God and creation, and his writings about Christian revelation and thedoctrines of the Trinity and the Incarnation. Davies first gives an introduction to Aquinas's philosophical theology, as well as a nuanced analysis of the ways in which Aquinas's writings have been considered over time. For hundreds of years scholars have argued that Aquinas's views on God and evil were original and different from those of hiscontemporaries. Davies shows that Aquinas's views were by modern standards very original, but that in their historical context they were more traditional than many scholars since have realized.Davies also provides insight into what we can learn from Aquinas's philosophy. Thomas Aquinas on God and Evil is a clear and engaging guide for anyone who struggles with the relation of God and theology to the problem of evil.

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Brian Davies is Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University in New York. He is the author of The Thought of Thomas Aquinas, An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion, and many other books.
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Title:Thomas Aquinas on God and EvilFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.39 inPublished:September 7, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199790906

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AbbreviationsPreface1. The Problem of Evil2. Aquinas, Philosophy, and Theology3. What There Is4. Goodness and Badness5. God the Creator6. God's Perfection and Goodness7. The Creator and Evil8. Providence and Grace9. The Trinity and Christ10. Aquinas on God and EvilBibliographyIndex