Bringing Good Even Out of Evil: Thomism and the Problem of Evil

Bringing Good Even Out of Evil: Thomism and the Problem of Evil

by B. Kyle Keltz
Bringing Good Even Out of Evil: Thomism and the Problem of Evil

Bringing Good Even Out of Evil: Thomism and the Problem of Evil

by B. Kyle Keltz

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Overview

The question of whether the existence of evil in the world is compatible with the existence of an all-knowing, all-powerful, all-good God has been debated for centuries. Many have addressed classical arguments from evil, and while recent scholarship in analytic philosophy of religion has produced newer formulations of the problem, most of these newer formulations rely on a conception of God that is not held by all theists. In Bringing Good Even Out of Evil: Thomism and the Problem of Evil, B. Kyle Keltz defends classical theism against contemporary problems of evil through the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas and his interpreters. Keltz discusses Aquinas’s thought on God, evil, and what kind of world God would make, then turns to contemporary problems of evil and shows how they miss the mark when it comes to classical theism. Some of the newer formulations that the book considers include James Sterba’s argument from the Pauline principle, J. L. Schellenberg’s divine hiddenness argument, Stephen Law’s evil-god challenge, and Nick Trakakis’s anti-theodicy.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781793638922
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 11/01/2022
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

B. Kyle Keltz is associate professor of English and philosophy at South Plains College.

Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter One: Aquinas on God and Evil Chapter Two: Aquinas and Natural Evil Chapter Three: Aquinas and Moral Evil Chapter Four: Logical Arguments from Evil Chapter Five: Evidential Arguments from Evil Chapter Six: Anti-Theodicies Conclusion

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