Abbreviations Preface 1. The Problem of Evil 2. Aquinas, Philosophy, and Theology 3. What There Is 4. Goodness and Badness 5. God the Creator 6. God's Perfection and Goodness 7. The Creator and Evil 8. Providence and Grace 9. The Trinity and Christ 10. Aquinas on God and Evil Bibliography Index
Brian Davies is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University in New York. He is the author of The Thought of Thomas Aquinas, An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion, and many other books.
"Regardless of what one thinks of Aquinas' approach to philosophy and theology, Davies provides an important and approachable (non-technical) synthesis of Aquinas' view on God and evil that should not be ignored by the contemporary student of apologetics." --Christian Apologetics Journal "Davies's book shows that philosophers cannot uncritically enlist Thomas Aquinas as a foot soldier in this argument about God and evil, on one side or the other." --The Thomist "Brian Davies offers a vigorous, even brilliant, accessible overview of Thomas Aquinas on God, good, and evil. A leading expert on Aquinas, Davies has produced a book that will engage scholars as well as students and educated readers. This is a bold contribution to the literature on the problem of evil, the philosophy of religion, and the history of ideas." -- Charles Taliaferro, Professor of Philosophy, St. Olaf College "this is an excellent book by an undisputed mater of the material...highly recommended."--CHOICE "This is a tremendous little text. It is eminently readable and substantive, clear and efficient but not superficial....this friendly volume would be an excellent read for anyone - philosopher, theologian, the fabled interested lay reader - looking for a inviting primer on the towering doctor of the Roman church."--Philosophy and Theism "This is a game-changing book."--American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly