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Replacement Of The 'Augustinian' Theodicy With An 'Irenaean' Theodicy And The Need For A New Metaphysical Foundation, Cole Mannix Apr 2007

Replacement Of The 'Augustinian' Theodicy With An 'Irenaean' Theodicy And The Need For A New Metaphysical Foundation, Cole Mannix

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The basic questions with which this essay is concerned have confronted me throughout the course of my study as a student at Carroll. My studies in the sciences and liberal arts have taken place in conjunction with and often in a certain amount of healthy tension with my journey of faith as a Catholic. This essay concerns many of the issues with which I have struggled. My main question involves why our scientific view of the universe and its inhabitants, as well as certain religious and philosophical considerations, seem for many to be in conflict with the traditional Christian explanation ...


The Ethics Of Pain, Rodrik Pitstick Apr 1998

The Ethics Of Pain, Rodrik Pitstick

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Pain is a part of everyone’s life; it is inescapable. There is not one person who has ever lived who has not experienced some sort of pain. Over the millennia, philosophers have tried different approaches to deal with it. Zeno just accepted it as the way of the universe; the Buddha tried to transcend it by relieving himself of all cravings. Christian philosophers try to explain pain in relation to the ultimate plan of the Christian God, a God of complete goodness, Who is Love Itself. However, whatever their approach, each Christian philosopher must eventually come up with an ...


The Traditional Approach To God And The Modern Approach: A Comparison And Synthesis, C. Edward Robins Apr 1965

The Traditional Approach To God And The Modern Approach: A Comparison And Synthesis, C. Edward Robins

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The problem to be reviewed herein is of concern both to the philosopher and to anyone seeking to discover the meaning of human existence. The question "Does God exist?" is a subject of debate as old as rational man himself. History attests to the fact that man has violently discussed and has been vastly influenced by the problem of the existence of God. Some men claim that they can finally solve this problem. These men are the philosophers, concerned with certain knowledge of ultimate causes and principles, who set out to show that the ultimate principle of the universe, God ...


The Consolation Of Philosophy, Thomas Burke Apr 1950

The Consolation Of Philosophy, Thomas Burke

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Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius was born at Rome about 480 A.D. He descended from a consular family and was left an orphan at an early age. He received his education from his guardian and later father-in-law, Symmachus. (1) Other than what has been said we know very little of his early life. At the age of twenty he began his laborious translations from Greek into Latin. (2)

"He also, following the advice of Plato, entered into public service, won the favor of Theodoric, and was made patrician and consul.” (3) Boethius’s political relations with Theodoric start at least ...


References To St. Augustine In The Prima Pars Of The Summa Theologica Of St. Thomas Aquinas, Thomas Walton Apr 1950

References To St. Augustine In The Prima Pars Of The Summa Theologica Of St. Thomas Aquinas, Thomas Walton

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St. Augustine was born November 13, 354 A.D. at Thagaste, an episcopal city of Numidia, North Africa. He was reared in an age of formidable heresies and in a place that they were rampant. In this age he stood out as a bulwark for the Church against the inroads of heresies and as a defender of the Church. He stood out, no merely as the Church's great defender, but as the keen discriminator between Christianity and all the cunning similations of heresy. Willfully he would never go wrong. He was the first great Christian philosopher. That there were ...