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Davies, Brian 1951-

Works: 54 works in 414 publications in 3 languages and 20,575 library holdings
Genres: History  Handbooks and manuals  Essays  Sermons  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Controversial literature  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: BX1749, 189.4
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An introduction to the philosophy of religion by Brian Davies( Book )
49 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,433 libraries worldwide
This new, completely revised and updated edition places particular emphasis on matters which have recently become philosophically controversial. Brian Davies provides a critical examination of the fundamental questions of religion and the ways in which these questions have been treated by such thinkers as Anselm, Aquinas, Descartes, Leibnitz, Hume, Kant, Karl Barth, and Wittgenstein. Must a belief in God be based on argument or evidence in order to be a rational belief? Can one invoke the Free-Will Defense if one believes in God as maker and sustainer of the universe? Is it correct to think of God as a moral agent subject to duties and obligations? What is the significance of Darwin for the Argument from Design? How can one recognize God as an object of one's experience? The author debates these questions and more, sometimes proposing answers of his own, more often leaving readers to decide for themselves
The thought of Thomas Aquinas by Brian Davies( Book )
53 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,305 libraries worldwide
The works of Thomas Aquinas, one of the greatest western philosophers as well as theologians of the Christian Church, are not only illuminating (for his questions as much as his answers) but surprisingly relevant to our concerns today. This book represents a long overdue modern comprehensive presentation of the total thought of Aquinas. While traditional studies of Aquinas invariably deal with either his philosophy or his theology, Davies introduces the full range of Aquinas's thinking, relating it to writers earlier and later than Aquinas himself. The book will be of considerable interest to professional theologians and philosophers, as well as to those with particular interest in medieval thinking. It is designed to be accessible to the general reader who has no specialist knowledge of medieval thought or professional training in philosophy or theology
The major works by Anselm( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 651 libraries worldwide
Although utterly convinced of the truth of Christianity, Anselm of Canterbury struggled to make sense of his religion. He considered the doctrines of faith an invitation to question, to think, and to learn; and he devoted his life to confronting and understanding the most elusive aspects of Christianity. His writings on matters such as free will, the nature of truth, and the existence of God make Anselm one of the greatest theologians and philosophers in history, and this translation provides readers with their first opportunity to read his most important works within a single volume
The Cambridge companion to Anselm ( Book )
21 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 621 libraries worldwide
Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109), Benedictine monk and the second Norman archbishop of Canterbury, is regarded as one of the most important philosophers and theologians of the Middle Ages. The essays in this volume explore all of his major ideas both philosophical and theological, including his teachings on faith and reason, God's existence and nature, logic, freedom, truth, ethics, and key Christian doctrines. There is also discussion of his life, the sources of his thought, and his influence on other thinkers
The Oxford handbook of Aquinas ( Book )
26 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 505 libraries worldwide
Thomas Aquinas (1224/6-1274) lived an active, demanding academic and ecclesiastical life that ended while he was still comparatively young. He nonetheless produced many works, varying in length from a few pages to a few volumes. The present book is an introduction to this influential author and a guide to his thought on almost all the major topics on which he wrote. The book begins with an account of Aquinas's life and works. The next section contains a series of essays that set Aquinas in his intellectual context. They focus on the philosophical sources that are likely to have influenced his thinking, the most prominent of which were certain Greek philosophers (chiefly Aristotle), Latin Christian writers (such as Augustine), and Jewish and Islamic authors (such as Maimonides and Avicenna). The subsequent sections of the book address topics that Aquinas himself discussed. These include metaphysics, the existence and nature of God, ethics and action theory, epistemology, philosophy of mind and human nature, the nature of language, and an array of theological topics, including Trinity, Incarnation, sacraments, resurrection, and the problem of evil, among others. These sections include more than thirty contributions on topics central to Aquinas's own worldview. The final sections of the volume address the development of Aquinas's thought and its historical influence. Any attempt to present the views of a philosopher in an earlier historical period that is meant to foster reflection on that thinker's views needs to be both historically faithful and also philosophically engaged. The present book combines both exposition and evaluation insofar as its contributors have space to engage in both. This Handbook is therefore meant to be useful to someone wanting to learn about Aquinas's philosophy and theology while also looking for help in philosophical interaction with it
Thomas Aquinas on God and evil by Brian Davies( Book )
13 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 libraries worldwide
Aquinas scholar Brian Davies here offers an in-depth study of the saint'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 the doctrines of the Trinity
Philosophy of religion : a guide to the subject ( Book )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 440 libraries worldwide
This authoritative and accessible book is an up-to-date, concise and comprehensive single-volume introduction to the philosophy of religion. It explains how philosophers of the past have thought about these basic questions, and it suggests how we might think about them today
On evil by Thomas( Book )
15 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 libraries worldwide
The De Malo represents some of Aquinas' most mature thinking on goodness, badness, and human agency. In it he examines the full range of questions associated with evil: its origin, its nature, its relation to good, and its compatibility with the existence of an omnipotent, benevolent God. This edition offers Richard Regan's new, clear readable English translation, based on the Leonine Commission's authoritative edition of the Latin text. Brian Davies has provided an extensive introduction and notes. (Please note: this edition does not include the Latin text)
Thomas Aquinas's Summa theologiae : a guide and commentary by Brian Davies( Book )
11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
Following a scholarly account of Thomas Aquinas's life, Davies explores his purposes in writing the Summa Theologiae and works systematically through each of its three Parts. He also relates their contents and Aquinas's teachings to those of other works and other thinkers both theological and philosophical. The concluding chapter considers the impact Aquinas's best-known work has exerted since its first appearance, and why it is still studied today. Intended for students and general readers interested in medieval philosophy and theology, Davies's study is a solid and reflective introduction bo
Philosophy of religion : a guide and anthology by Brian Davies( Book )
9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 352 libraries worldwide
Aquinas by Brian Davies( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 347 libraries worldwide
St. Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225-1274) is widely viewed as one of the greatest Christian thinkers of all time. Aquinas was the ultimate combination of theologian and philosopher; and his influence on Christian life and thought reaches from the Council of Trent to the Second Vatican Council and through to today. Brian Davies shows that Aquinas's approach to the common questions of faith and existence is just as pressing and significant in our time. Here, the latest scholarship is incorporated with a clear and indispensable guide to Aquinas's thought. - Publisher
The reality of God and the problem of evil by Brian Davies( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
"An important new book on how we can still believe in a God of love and confront the problem of evil in the world"--Publisher website (February 2007)
Nature and grace; selections from the Summa theologica of Thomas Aquinas by Thomas( Book )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 305 libraries worldwide
"Thomas Aquinas (1224/5-1274) was one of the greatest of the medieval philosophers. His Summa Theologiae is his most important contribution to Christian theology and one of the main sources for his philosophy. This volume offers most of the Summa's first twenty-six questions, on the existence and nature of God, in a new version of the 1960 Blackfriars translation extensively revised by Brian Davies. It also includes an introduction by Brian Leftow which looks at the questions in their philosophical and historical context. The result is an accessible and up-to-date edition of Aquinas' thought in this area, which has continuing relevance for both the philosophy of religion and Christian theology."--Jacket
God still matters by Herbert McCabe( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 libraries worldwide
Herbert McCabe, who died in 2001, was one of the most intelligent Roman Catholic thinkers of the twentieth century. An influence on philosophers such as Anthony Kenny and Alasdair MacIntyre he was also befriended by poets and literary critics such as Seamus Heaney and Terry Eagleton. Equally at home in philosophy and theology, he despised jargon and intellectual posturing as a substitute for reason and argument. At the time of his death, he left a wealth of unpublished material- so outstanding in its quality and originality that it is surprising that it was never published in book form. This i
The good life : ethics and the pursuit of happiness by Herbert McCabe( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
God and evil in the theology of St Thomas Aquinas by Herbert McCabe( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 libraries worldwide
"Herbert McCabe was one of the most original and creative theologians of recent years. Continuum has published numerous volumes of unpublished typescripts left behind by him following his untimely death in 2001. This book is the sixth to appear. McCabe was deeply immersed in the philosophical theology of St Thomas Aquinas and was responsible in part for the notable revival of interest in the thought of Aquinas in our time. Here he tackles the problem of evil by focusing and commenting on what Aquinas said about it. What should we mean by words such as 'good', 'bad', 'being', 'cause', 'creation', and 'God'? These are McCabe's main questions. In seeking to answer them he demonstrates why it cannot be shown that evil disproves God's existence. He also explains how we can rightly think of evil in a world made by God. McCabe's approach to God and evil is refreshingly unconventional given much that has been said about it of late. Yet it is also very traditional. It will interest and inform anyone seriously interested in the topic"--Provided by publisher
On Aquinas by Herbert McCabe( Book )
13 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 205 libraries worldwide
"On Aquinas is an account and evaluation of Aquinas's key philosophical teachings. It presents an introduction both to Aquinas and to philosophy in general."--Jacket
Faith within reason by Herbert McCabe( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Is it possible to think about religious beliefs philosophically?€ Should religious beliefs be viewed as a flight from reason or as capable of rational support?€ Can theologians learn from philosophers?€ Can philosophers learn from theologians? Is it possible to be both a good Christian and a good thinker?€ Can there be such a thing as reasonable faith?. This book is chiefly concerned with these questions and others related to them.€ A collection of previously unpublished papers written by the late Herbert McCabe O.P., it examines the nature of religious belief, especia
Aquinas's Summa theologiae : critical essays ( Book )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Thomas Aquinas authored many works, but his greatest achievement is undoubtedly the Summa Theologiae, which presents his most mature thinking and the best introduction to his philosophical and theological ideas. Distinguishing itself from other secondary works on Aquinas, this volume focuses solely on the Summa, with essays by some of the best Aquinas scholars of the last half-decade. It offers a solid introduction to one of the landmarks of Western thinking. -- Back cover
God, Christ and us by Herbert McCabe( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Here is a collection of Herbert McCabe's more popular spiritual writings. McCabe was highly regarded as a writer on philosophy and theology but in true Dominican tradition (the Order of Preachers) he was also a brilliant preacher. He always preached in a lively and witty way - his style has been compared to that of G.K. Chesterton. This collection of his sermons and spiritual addresses are never platitudinous or short of ideas, filled with questions, arguments and solid intellectual content. The major influence on McCabe was the Bible but he was also a devoted admirer of the thought of St Thom
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Brian Davies British priest, academic, philosopher
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