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Aquinas, God, and Evil

Brian Davies

in Thomas Aquinas on God and Evil

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790890
eISBN:
9780199914418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790890.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter sets out Aquinas's basic position on the topic of God and evil, one that depends on both philosophical and theological arguments. It also addresses critical questions that might be ... More


The invention of the self

Rhodri Hayward

in Resisting History: Religious Transcendence and the Invention of the Unconscious

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074141
eISBN:
9781781700778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074141.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter describes the conflict between the opposed visions of the relationship between history and identity. It argues that it was the appearance of new forms of religious narrative and ... More


Gregory Nyssen: Theological Arguments against the Institution of Slavery

Ilaria L. E. Ramelli

in Social Justice and the Legitimacy of Slavery: The Role of Philosophical Asceticism from Ancient Judaism to Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198777274
eISBN:
9780191823022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777274.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

This chapter concentrates on Gregory Nyssen’s theological arguments against slavery and argues that he urged all masters to emancipate all their slaves. He described slave ownership as evil, and ... More


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