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Wandering in darkness : narrative and the problem of suffering

Author: Eleonore Stump
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Can one hold, consistently with the common view of suffering in the world, that there is an omniscient, omnipotent, perfectly good God? This book argues that one can. Wandering in Darkness first presents the moral psychology and value theory within which one typical traditional theodicy, namely, that of Thomas Aquinas, is embedded. It explicates Aquinas's account of the good for human beings, including the nature of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Thomas, Aquinas Saint; Thomas, Aquinas Saint; Thomas, von Aquin.; Thomas, von Aquin Heiliger; Thomas, Aquinas Saint
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eleonore Stump
ISBN: 9780199277421 0199277427
OCLC Number: 520712077
Description: xix, 668 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Suffering, theodicy, and defense --
Philosophy and narrative --
Narrative as a means of knowledge : Francis and Dominic --
Narrative and the knowledge of persons --
The nature of love --
Union, presence, and omnipresence --
Willed loneliness --
Other-worldly redemption --
The story of Job : suffering and the second-personal --
The story of Samson : self-destroying evil --
The story of Abraham : the desires of the heart --
The story of Mary of Bethany : heartbrokenness and shame --
Theodicy in another world --
What we care about : the desires of the heart --
The defense of the defense : suffering, flourishing, and the desires of the heart.
Responsibility: Eleonore Stump.

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Virtually no one would deny the extent and intensity of suffering in the world. Can one also consistently hold that there is an omniscient, omnipotent, perfectly good God? In Wandering in Darkness,  Read more...

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