Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering download free [PDF and Ebook] by Eleonore Stump

Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering download free [PDF and Ebook] by Eleonore Stump year 2012
  • Book name: Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering
  • Author: Eleonore Stump
  • Release date: 2012/2/16
  • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Religious
  • ISBN: 9780199659302
  • Rating: 7.05 of 10
  • Votes: 269
  • Review by: Brodie Ontiveros
  • Review rating: 9.81 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/26
  • Total pages: 688
  • Includes a PDF summary of 71 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Only the most naive or tendentious among us would deny the extent and intensity of suffering in the world. 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 love and union among persons. Eleonore Stump also makes use of developments in neurobiology and developmental psychology to illuminate the nature of such union. Stump then turns to an examination of narratives. In a methodological section focused on epistemological issues, the book uses recent research involving autism spectrum disorder to argue that some philosophical problems are best considered in the context of narratives. Using the methodology argued for, the book gives detailed, innovative exegeses of the stories of Job, Samson, Abraham and Isaac, and Mary of Bethany.In the context of these stories and against the backdrop of Aquinas's other views, Stump presents Aquinas's own theodicy, and shows that Aquinas's theodicy gives a powerful explanation for God's allowing suffering. She concludes by arguing that this explanation constitutes a consistent and cogent defense for the problem of suffering.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 34H35M28S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Religion: General, Christian Theology, Theology, Philosophy, Philosophy Of Religion, Linguistics
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 53.50 USD
  • Dimensions: 170x245x39mm
  • Weight: 1,186g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom
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