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Aquinas on Happiness and the Will

John M. Connolly

in Living Without Why: Meister Eckhart's Critique of the Medieval Concept of Will

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199359783
eISBN:
9780199359806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359783.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter describes Aquinas’s celebrated effort to incorporate Aristotle’s philosophy—including teleological eudaimonism—into Christian thought. With respect to ethics this involved transforming ... More


Worship

Richard Swinburne

in Providence and the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237983
eISBN:
9780191598548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237987.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

A final goal that a good God would have in creating would be to create creatures who could know, interact with, and worship their holy creator. He will thus sometimes answer their petitionary ... More


Heaven and Hell

Richard Swinburne

in Responsibility and Atonement

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198248491
eISBN:
9780191598555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198248490.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter is concerned with the fates in the afterlife (traditionally called Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, and Limbo) that a good God would allocate to different humans. The totally corrupt have freely ... More


Weighing Good Against Bad

Richard Swinburne

in Providence and the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237983
eISBN:
9780191598548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237987.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

When we appreciate the great value of life itself, of having opportunities to make significant choices, and of being of use (a value stressed in the New Testament), we can see that for God to allow ... More


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