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Theodicy in Another World

Eleonore Stump

in Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199277421
eISBN:
9780191594298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277421.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter uses the narratives in the preceding chapters as well as the worldview of Aquinas outlined in earlier chapters to present Aquinas's theodicy. Taken in the context of the biblical ... More


The Problem of Suffering: A Thomistic Approach

Eleonore Stump

in The Problem of Evil: Eight Views in Dialogue

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198821625
eISBN:
9780191860904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821625.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter, suffering is described as a function of what a person cares about, so that for a human being to suffer is for him or her to be kept from flourishing. But what we care about has a ... More


The Goal of Human Life

Christopher Shields and Robert Pasnau

in The Philosophy of Aquinas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199301232
eISBN:
9780190491529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199301232.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Aquinas articulates his account of human flourishing within his teleological framework: every human being seeks happiness, he argues, but the conditions of happiness are objectively given. To be ... More


Evil, Feminism, and a Philosophy of Transformation

Beverley Clack

in The Problem of Evil: Eight Views in Dialogue

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198821625
eISBN:
9780191860904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821625.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Rather than offering another ‘solution’ to the problem of evil, in the form of, say, a theodicy, the discussion of this chapter is situated within an ethical framework concerned with unmasking the ... More


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