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    An introduction to the philosophy of religion.Brian Davies - 1993 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    A deep and precise introduction to the philosophy of religion that is also remarkably clear and insightful. The author has a conversation with the student and uses concrete examples to explain often abstract concepts and issues.
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  2. Thomas Aquinas on God and Evil.Brian Davies - 2011 - Oxford University Press.
    The problem of evil -- Aquinas, philosophy, and theology -- What there is -- Goodness and badness -- God the creator -- God's perfection and goodness -- The creator and evil -- Providence and grace -- The trinity and Christ -- Aquinas on god and evil.
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  3. The Thought of Thomas Aquinas.Brian Davies - 1992 - New York: Clarendon Press.
    Thomas Aquinas was one of the greatest Western philosphers and one of the greatest theologians of the Christian church. In this book we at last have a modern, comprehensive presentation of the total thought of Aquinas. Books on Aquinas invariably deal with either his philosophy or his theology. But Aquinas himself made no arbitrary division between his philosophical and his theological thought, and this book allows readers to see him as a whole. It introduces the full range of Aquinas' thinking; (...)
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  4. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion.Brian Davies - 1983 - Religious Studies 19 (1):103-104.
     
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    Introduction.Brian Davies - 2021 - New Blackfriars 102 (1101):601-606.
    New Blackfriars, Volume 102, Issue 1101, Page 601-606, September 2021.
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  6. The Oxford handbook of Aquinas.Brian Davies & Eleonore Stump (eds.) - 2011 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    This Handbook is therefore meant to be useful to someone wanting to learn about Aquinas's philosophy and theology while also looking for help in philosophical ...
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    Anselm of Canterbury: The Major Works.Brian Davies & G. R. Evans (eds.) - 1998 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    `For I do not seek to understand so that I may believe; but I believe so that I may understand. For I believe this also, that unless I believe, I shall not understand.' Does God exist? Can we know anything about God's nature? Have we any reason to think that the Christian religion is true? What is truth, anyway? Do human beings have freedom of choice? Can they have such freedom in a world created by God? These questions, and others, (...)
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    Thomas Aquinas's Summa Contra Gentiles: A Guide and Commentary.Brian Davies - 2016 - Oxford University Press USA.
    The Summa Contra Gentiles, one of Aquinas's best known works after the Summa Theologiae, is a philosophical and theological synthesis that examines what can be known of God both by reason and by divine revelation. A detailed expository account of and commentary on this famous work, Davies's book aims to help readers think about the value of the Summa Contra Gentiles for themselves, relating the contents and teachings found in the SCG to those of other works and other thinkers both (...)
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    Comment: Is God a Person?Brian Davies - 2022 - New Blackfriars 103 (1106):433-435.
    New Blackfriars, Volume 103, Issue 1106, Page 433-435, July 2022.
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    Aquinas.Brian Davies - 2002 - New York: Continuum.
    St. Thomas Aquinas (c. 12251274) is widely viewed as one of the greatest Christian thinkers of all time.
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  11. A Modern Defence of Divine Simplicity.Brian Davies - 2000 - In Philosophy of religion: a guide and anthology. New York: Oxford University Press.
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  12. The Cambridge Companion to Anselm.Brian Davies & Brian Leftow - 2006 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 59 (2):117-120.
     
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    D. Z. Phillips on belief in God.Brian Davies - 2007 - Philosophical Investigations 30 (3):219–244.
    In this paper I try briefly to say why I think that what D.Z. Phillips had to say about belief in God can be defended against certain familiar criticisms, and why I think that his treatment could have been improved. I note passages in his writings which might be thought not to reflect what belief in God amounts to, but I argue that these passages can be read as reflecting belief in God as we find it in biblical authors and (...)
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  14. Introduction.Brian Davies - 2010 - In Herbert McCabe (ed.), God and evil in the theology of St Thomas Aquinas. New York: Continuum.
     
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  15. Anselm and the ontological argument.Brian Davies - 2004 - In Brian Leftow (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Anselm. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. pp. 157--178.
     
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    D. Z. Phillips on God and Evil.Brian Davies - 2012 - Philosophical Investigations 35 (3-4):317-330.
    This paper notes and discusses some key arguments in Part One of The Problem of Evil and the Problem of God by D. Z. Phillips. With an eye on some texts of Thomas Aquinas, I reject Phillips's view that belief in divine omnipotence leads to absurd claims concerning God, but I defend his rejection of anthropomorphism when it comes to talk of God, and, with qualifications, I defend and elaborate on his suggestion that God is not a moral agent. I (...)
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  17. God Still Matters.Herbert Mccabe & Brian Davies - 2005 - Journal of Religious Ethics 33 (3):569-592.
    Herbert McCabe, OP , was a significant theological figure in England in the last century. A scholar of Aquinas, he was also influenced by Wittgenstein and Marx, his reading of whom helped him articulate a distinctive Thomistic account of human embodiment that serves as a critique of other dominant approaches in ethics. This article shows McCabe's contribution to moral theology by placing his work in conversation with other important approaches, namely, situation ethics, proportionalism, and the New Natural Law Theory.
     
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    Aquinas, God, and Being.Brian Davies - 1997 - The Monist 80 (4):500-520.
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    Thomas Aquinas’s Summa theologiae : A Guide and Commentary.Brian Davies - 2014 - London, England: Oxford University Press.
    Following a scholarly account of Thomas Aquinas's life, Davies explores his purposes in writing the Summa Theologiae and works systematically through each of its three Parts. He also relates their contents and Aquinas's teachings to those of other works and other thinkers both theological and philosophical. The concluding chapter considers the impact Aquinas's best-known work has exerted since its first appearance, and why it is still studied today. Intended for students and general readers interested in medieval philosophy and theology, Davies's (...)
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    Thomas Aquinas's Quodlibetal Questions.Turner C. Nevitt & Brian Davies - 2019 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Thomas Aquinas was one of the most significant Christian thinkers of the middle ages and ranks among the greatest philosophers and theologians of all time. In the mid-thirteenth century, as a teacher at the University of Paris, Aquinas presided over public university-wide debates on questions that could be put forward by anyone about anything. The Quodlibetal Questions are Aquinas's edited records of these debates. Unlike his other disputed questions, which are limited to a few specific topics such as evil or (...)
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  21. The Action of God.Brian Davies - 2010 - In John Cottingham & Peter Hacker (eds.), Mind, Method and Morality: Essays in Honour of Anthony Kenny. New York: Oxford University Press.
  22. Philosophy of religion: a guide and anthology.Brian Davies (ed.) - 2000 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Is it possible to be both a philosopher and a religious believer? Is philosophy a friend or foe to religious belief? Does talk of God make sense? Does God exist? What is God? Ideal for anyone pondering these and similar questions, Philosophy of Religion: A Guide and Anthology provides a comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible overview of the subject. Carefully edited by Brian Davies, it contains a wide-ranging selection of 65 of the best classical and contemporary writings on the philosophy of (...)
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    Kenny on Aquinas on Being.Brian Davies - 2005 - Modern Schoolman 82 (2):111-129.
  24. The limits of language and the notion of analogy.Brian Davies - 2011 - In Brian Davies & Eleonore Stump (eds.), The Oxford handbook of Aquinas. New York: Oxford University Press.
  25. Simplicity.Brian Davies - 2010 - In Charles Taliaferro & Chad V. Meister (eds.), The Cambridge companion to Christian philosophical theology. New York: Cambridge University Press.
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    Comment: Negative Theology.Brian Davies - 2023 - New Blackfriars 104 (1111):259-260.
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    Introduction.Brian Davies - 2023 - New Blackfriars 104 (1114):611-612.
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    Philosophy of Religion: A Guide to the Subject.Brian Davies (ed.) - 1998 - Georgetown University Press.
    Br> Philosophy of Religion : A Guide to the Subject by Davies, Brian (Editor) Terms of use This concise, introduction asks the fundamental questions about life from a variety of religious viewpoints: Does God exist? Is there life after death? Can philosophy shed light on the diversity of religious beliefs? What does science tell us about religious matters? The authors then suggest how we can think about these issues today. Descriptive content provided by Syndetics"! a Bowker service.
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    Thomas Aquinas: contemporary philosophical perspectives.Brian Davies (ed.) - 2002 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    The work of Thomas Aquinas has always enjoyed a privileged position as a pillar of Catholic theology, but for centuries his standing among western philosophers was less sure. Today, Aquinas's work is recognized as a cornerstone of the western philosophical tradition. This book offers a full-scale introduction to Aquinas's philosophy. Brian Davies has collected in one volume the best recent essays on Aquinas by some of the world's foremost scholars of medieval philosophy. Taken together, they illuminate the entire spectrum of (...)
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  30. Mind, Metaphysics and Value in the Thomistic and Analytical Traditions.John Haldane, James Mcevoy, Michael Dunne, Fergus Kerr, Brian Davies & Robert Pasnau - 2004 - Philosophical Quarterly 54 (216):469-473.
     
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    The Cambridge Companion to Aquinas.Brian Davies - 1995 - Philosophical Review 104 (2):270.
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    Introduction.Brian Davies - 2023 - New Blackfriars 104 (1113):507-510.
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    Scarlet O'Hara: A Portrait Restored.Brian Davies - 1982 - Philosophy 57 (221):402 - 407.
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    Wittgenstein on God.Brian Davies - 1980 - Philosophy 55 (211):105 - 108.
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    Aquinas and atheism.Brian Davies - 2013 - In Stephen Bullivant & Michael Ruse (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Atheism. Oxford University Press UK. pp. 119.
    This essay aims to explain what Aquinas does and does not mean when using the word ‘God’. It also tries to explain why Aquinas thinks it reasonable to conclude that God exists and how Aquinas can be compared and contrasted with certain thinkers both agreeing and disagreeing with this conclusion. The essay places emphasis on Aquinas’s notion of esse and on the fact that he consistently asserts that we do not know what God is.
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    Are Names Said of God and Creatures Univocally?Brian Davies - 2018 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 92 (2):321-327.
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  37. Aquinas on What God is Not.Brian Davies - 2002 - In Thomas Aquinas: contemporary philosophical perspectives. New York: Oxford University Press.
     
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    Aquinas on What God is Not.Brian Davies - 2016 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 78:55-71.
    It is often said that if God exists, he is strongly comparable to what is not divine. In particular, it has been claimed that for God to exist is for a person to exist. In what follows I show how, esteemed theologian though he is commonly taken to be, Thomas Aquinas adopts a strongly different line of thinking according to which we seriously do not know what God is. In doing so, I draw attention to his use of nominal definitions (...)
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    Aquinas's Summa Theologiae: Critical Essays.Brian Davies (ed.) - 2005 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Thomas Aquinas was first and foremost a Christian theologian. Yet he was also one of the greatest philosophers of the Middle Ages. Drawing on classical authors, and incorporating ideas from Jewish and Arab sources, he came to offer a rounded and lasting account of the origin of the universe and of the things to be found within it, especially human beings.
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  40. Being Human.Brian Davies - 1992 - In The Thought of Thomas Aquinas. New York: Clarendon Press.
    Thomas Aquinas maintains that we share in the life of the Trinity as human beings, and in order to grasp the implications of that notion, this chapter examines what he thinks human beings are. First, it looks at the concepts of Dualism and Physicalism, and concludes that Aquinas occupied a viewpoint between these two extremes. Next, it looks at the position that he held on people as having both soul and body, which he does not treat as distinct things, but (...)
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    Comment: Faith And Evidence.Brian Davies - 2022 - New Blackfriars 103 (1108):709-712.
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    Comment: The Power of Prayer.Brian Davies - 2021 - New Blackfriars 102 (1097):3-5.
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    Does God Create Existence?Brian Davies - 1990 - International Philosophical Quarterly 30 (2):151-157.
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  44. God Incarnate.Brian Davies - 1992 - In The Thought of Thomas Aquinas. New York: Clarendon Press.
    Christology can be defined as the study of the person of Christ and, in particular, of the union in him of divine and human natures’. Not everyone would agree with this definition, and it cannot be said whether or not Thomas Aquinas would have agreed with it, although it might well be surmised that he would at least sympathize with it, because Christology is his chief concern when he talks about Christ directly; it is also an area of inquiry in (...)
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    Getting to God.Brian Davies - 1992 - In The Thought of Thomas Aquinas. New York: Clarendon Press.
    This chapter starts by addressing Thomas Aquinas’ idea of God, and then discusses ways in which we cannot defend belief in his existence. It goes on to expand on the basis on which we can claim knowledge of God's existence, through looking at the cause of effects that are evident to us; these are Aquinas’ ‘Five Ways’, which are discussed in detail. Further sections of the chapter cover the existence argument, creation, and the beginning of the world.
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  46. Happiness.Brian Davies - 2011 - In Brian Davies & Eleonore Stump (eds.), The Oxford handbook of Aquinas. New York: Oxford University Press.
     
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  47. How to Be Happy.Brian Davies - 1992 - In The Thought of Thomas Aquinas. New York: Clarendon Press.
    What is it that perfects and fulfils human beings and what is really good for them? To put it at its simplest, Thomas Aquinas’ answer is that we are perfect, fulfilled, and good when we are happy, the notion of happiness here being human action in pursuit of the final good, which is God. In this chapter, the concept is investigated independently of Christian revelation. The different sections of the chapter address happiness and God, happiness and need, practical reasoning, virtues, (...)
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  48. How to Be Holy.Brian Davies - 1992 - In The Thought of Thomas Aquinas. New York: Clarendon Press.
    This chapter begins to connect what Thomas Aquinas says about people in general with his teaching on the Trinity – his position being that the Trinity makes us divine since God, who is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, brings us to the final or ultimate good or end of rational creatures, which is nothing less than God himself. It starts by considering Aquinas’ claim that God is the means by which we can be better than we are when considered (...)
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  49. Is God beyond reason?Brian Davies - 2009 - Philosophical Investigations 32 (4):338-359.
    Classical thinkers such as St Anselm of Canterbury and St Thomas Aquinas insist that God is beyond reason because he is incomprehensible. More recent authors, including Søren Kierkegaard, Karl Barth and Colin Gunton have argued that God is beyond reason since natural theology is an inherently suspect notion. In this article, I first note ways in which all the authors just mentioned may be thought of as agreeing with each other. I then proceed to argue against the critique of natural (...)
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    Kenny on God.Brian Davies - 1982 - Philosophy 57 (219):105 - 117.
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