Benevolence

  • Stephen T. Davis
Part of the Library of Philosophy and Religion book series (LPR)

Abstract

That God is good is affirmed throughout the Bible and is universally accepted by Christians.

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Notes

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    Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (New York: Benzinger Brothers, 1947) I, 25, 3 (see also I, 19, 9).Google Scholar
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    Thomas Aquinas, Summa Contra Gentiles, trans. A. Pegis (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 1975) I, 95, 3.Google Scholar
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    Richard Swinburne, The Coherence of Theism (Oxford University Press, 1977) p. 202; cf. also pp. 146, 148, 204, 209.Google Scholar
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    Stephen C. Tornay (ed.), Ockham: Studies and Selctions (LaSalle, Illinois: Open Court Publishing Company, 1938) p. 180.Google Scholar
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    Soren Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling (Garden City, New York: Doubleday Anchor Books, 1954) pp. 64–77.Google Scholar
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    P.T. Geach, Providence and Evil (Cambridge University Press, 1977) p. 79; cf. pp. 80–81.Google Scholar
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    Jonathan Harrison, ‘Geach on God’s Alleged Ability to do Evil’, Philosophy, vol. 51, no. 196 (April 1976) p. 213.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Nelson Pike, ‘Omnipotence and God’s Ability to Sin’, Baruch Brody (ed.), Readings in the Philosophy of Religion (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1974) pp. 362–3. This is a helpful article that has influenced my thinking on the subject.Google Scholar

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© Stephen T. Davis 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen T. Davis
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyClaremont McKenna CollegeClaremontUSA

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