Metaphysics and God

Essays in Honor of Eleonore Stump

Edited by Kevin Timpe

© 2009 – Routledge

262 pages

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About the Book

This volume focuses on contemporary issues in the philosophy of religion through an engagement with Eleonore Stump’s seminal work in the field. Topics covered include: the metaphysics of the divine nature (e.g., divine simplicity and eternity); the nature of love and God’s relation to human happiness; and the issue of human agency (e.g., the nature of the human soul and hell).

Table of Contents

Forward—Fr. Theodore Vitali CP


Introduction—Kevin Timpe

Section 1: Preacipue de Deo

1. God and Other Uncreated Things—Peter van Inwagen

2. Aquinas, Divine Simplicity and Divine Freedom—Brian Leftow

3. The Real Presence of an Eternal God—Thomas D. Senor

4. The Metaphysics of Divine Love—William E. Mann

5. Narrative, Liturgy, and the Hiddenness of God—Michael C. Rea

6. Fittingness and Divine Action in Cur Deus Homo —Thomas P. Flint

7. Conservation, Concurrence, and Counterfactuals of Freedom—Jon Kvanvig

8. More on Molinism—John Martin Fischer

Section 2: Preacipue de Hominibus

9. The Supervenience of Goodness on Being—John E. Hare

10. The Second-Person Account of the Problem of Evil—Lynne Rudder Baker

11. Theodicies and Human Nature: Dostoevsky on the Saint as Witness—Timothy O’Connor

12. Do Human Persons Persist between Death and Resurrection?—Jason T. Eberl

13. Love and Damnation—C. P. Ragland

14. Friendship in Heaven: Aquinas on Supremely Perfect Happiness and the Communion of the Saints—Christopher Brown

Notes on Contributors



About the Editor

Kevin Timpe teaches philosophy at the University of San Diego. He is the author of Free Will: Sourcehood and Its Alternatives (Continuum), and the editor of Arguing about Religion (Routledge).

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Religion

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Metaphysics
PHILOSOPHY / Religious