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The Genealogy of Violence: Reflections on Creation, Freedom, and Evil

Charles K. Bellinger

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134988
eISBN:
9780199833986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134982.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In the twentieth century, many thinkers have put forward theories that purport to explain the motivations underlying the violent behavior of human beings. This book presents Kierkegaard's thought as ... More


The Predicament of Belief: Science, Philosophy, and Faith

Philip Clayton and Steven Knapp

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695270
eISBN:
9780191731945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695270.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

Can those who appreciate the explanatory power of modern science still believe in traditional religious accounts of the nature and purpose of the universe? This book is intended for those who care ... More


Thomas Aquinas on God and Evil

Brian Davies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790890
eISBN:
9780199914418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790890.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book offers an 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 ... More


Fortunate Fallibility: Kierkegaard and the Power of Sin

Jason A. Mahn

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790661
eISBN:
9780199897391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790661.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book deconstructs and reconstructs the fortunate Fall (felix culpa) theme of Western thought, using Kierkegaard as a guide. Dating back to the fifth century Easter Eve Mass, the claim that ... More


Does Evil Persist?

Oswald Bayer and Jeff Cayzer

in Freedom in Response

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199249091
eISBN:
9780191697807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249091.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses the concept of evil that does not persist. It is possible to take the idea that evil does not persist as a concept that in philosophical terms posits a guideline for human ... More


The i/f distinction's ethical import

T. A. Cavanaugh

in Double-Effect Reasoning: Doing Good and Avoiding Evil

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199272198
eISBN:
9780191604157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272190.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues the most controverted and important claim of DER: the ethical relevance of the distinction between intent of a harmful means and foresight of a causally necessitated, ... More


The Corruption of Sin

Christopher M. Cullen

in Bonaventure

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195149258
eISBN:
9780199785131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149258.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Bonaventure rejects any sort of fundamental dualism between good and evil. He argues that, “a first and absolute evil does not and could not exist because the very notion of First Principle implies ... More


Providence and Evil

Paul Helm

in John Calvin's Ideas

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199255696
eISBN:
9780191602429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199255695.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Calvin’s view of God's all-controlling providence is expounded, chiefly from his A Defence of the Secret Providence of God. Ten arguments from this work are identified and discussed. His attitude to ... More


Divine Evil?: The Moral Character of the God of Abraham

Michael Bergmann, Michael J. Murray, and Michael C. Rea (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199576739
eISBN:
9780191595165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576739.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Numerous critics of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have argued that God, especially in the Hebrew Bible, is often portrayed as morally vicious. For example, historical narratives in these texts ... More


The Problem of Evil and the History of Peoples: Think Amalek

Eleonore Stump

in Divine Evil?: The Moral Character of the God of Abraham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199576739
eISBN:
9780191595165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576739.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses the problem of evil as it is raised by the story in the Hebrew Bible in which God commands Israelites to slaughter the Amalekites and possible defenses or theodicies as regards ... More


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