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Davies, Brian 1951-

Works: 57 works in 329 publications in 1 language and 15,109 library holdings
Genres: History  Sermons  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Papal documents  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: B765.T54, 189.4
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Most widely held works by Brian Davies
An introduction to the philosophy of religion by Brian Davies ( Book )
36 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This new, completely revised and updated edition places particular emphasis on matters which have recently become philosophically controversial. Brian Davies provides a critical examination of the fundamental questions of religion and the ways in which these questions have been treated by such thinkers as Anselm, Aquinas, Descartes, Leibnitz, Hume, Kant, Karl Barth, and Wittgenstein. Must a belief in God be based on argument or evidence in order to be a rational belief? Can one invoke the Free-Will Defense if one believes in God as maker and sustainer of the universe? Is it correct to think of God as a moral agent subject to duties and obligations? What is the significance of Darwin for the Argument from Design? How can one recognize God as an object of one's experience? The author debates these questions and more, sometimes proposing answers of his own, more often leaving readers to decide for themselves
The thought of Thomas Aquinas by Brian Davies ( Book )
32 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to the full range of Aquinas' thinking, which makes no arbitrary division between his philosophical and theological ideas. The text relates Aquinas' thought to writers both earlier and later than Aquinas himself
The major works by Anselm ( )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although utterly convinced of the truth of Christianity, Anselm of Canterbury struggled to make sense of his religion. He considered the doctrines of faith an invitation to question, to think, and to learn; and he devoted his life to confronting and understanding the most elusive aspects of Christianity. His writings on matters such as free will, the nature of truth, and the existence of God make Anselm one of the greatest theologians and philosophers in history, and this translation provides readers with their first opportunity to read his most important works within a single volume
The reality of God and the problem of evil by Brian Davies ( )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An important new book on how we can still believe in a God of love and confront the problem of evil in the world. Probably the most important book on the subject since John Hick's book Èvil and the God of Love.̀ &; Evil is a strong word that people now employ fairly rarely. Many people believe these days that God is omnipotent,omniscient and good and that what we deem to be bad or evil in the world is no reason for abandoning belief in God. It is an intellectual or theoretical problem not one where the focus is on how one might bring about some desirable goal ( a practical matter). &; Profess
On evil by Thomas de Aquino ( )
10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The De Malo represents some of Aquinas' most mature thinking on goodness, badness, and human agency. In it he examines the full range of questions associated with evil: its origin, its nature, its relation to good, and its compatibility with the existence of an omnipotent, benevolent God. This edition offers Richard Regan's new, clear readable English translation, based on the Leonine Commission's authoritative edition of the Latin text. Brian Davies has provided an extensive introduction and notes. (Please note: this edition does not include the Latin text)
On Aquinas by Herbert McCabe ( )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"On Aquinas is an account and evaluation of Aquinas's key philosophical teachings. It presents an introduction both to Aquinas and to philosophy in general."--BOOK JACKET
Thomas Aquinas contemporary philosophical perspectives by Brian Davies ( )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Aquinas's thought: philosophy of nature, logic, metaphysics, natural
God still matters by Herbert McCabe ( )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Herbert McCabe, who died in 2001, was one of the most intelligent Roman Catholic thinkers of the twentieth century. An influence on philosophers such as Anthony Kenny and Alasdair MacIntyre he was also befriended by poets and literary critics such as Seamus Heaney and Terry Eagleton. Equally at home in philosophy and theology, he despised jargon and intellectual posturing as a substitute for reason and argument. At the time of his death, he left a wealth of unpublished material- so outstanding in its quality and originality that it is surprising that it was never published in book form. This i
Faith within reason by Herbert McCabe ( )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is it possible to think about religious beliefs philosophically?€ Should religious beliefs be viewed as a flight from reason or as capable of rational support?€ Can theologians learn from philosophers?€ Can philosophers learn from theologians? Is it possible to be both a good Christian and a good thinker?€ Can there be such a thing as reasonable faith?. This book is chiefly concerned with these questions and others related to them.€ A collection of previously unpublished papers written by the late Herbert McCabe O.P., it examines the nature of religious belief, especia
God and evil in the theology of St Thomas Aquinas by Herbert McCabe ( )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Herbert McCabe was one of the most original and creative theologians of recent years. Continuum has published numerous volumes of unpublished typescripts left behind by him following his untimely death in 2001. This book is the sixth to appear. McCabe was deeply immersed in the philosophical theology of St Thomas Aquinas and was responsible in part for the notable revival of interest in the thought of Aquinas in our time. Here he tackles the problem of evil by focusing and commenting on what Aquinas said about it. What should we mean by words such as 'good', 'bad', 'being', 'cause', 'creation', and 'God'? These are McCabe's main questions. In seeking to answer them he demonstrates why it cannot be shown that evil disproves God's existence. He also explains how we can rightly think of evil in a world made by God. McCabe's approach to God and evil is refreshingly unconventional given much that has been said about it of late. Yet it is also very traditional. It will interest and inform anyone seriously interested in the topic
God, Christ and us by Herbert McCabe ( )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Here is a collection of Herbert McCabe's more popular spiritual writings. McCabe was highly regarded as a writer on philosophy and theology but in true Dominican tradition (the Order of Preachers) he was also a brilliant preacher. He always preached in a lively and witty way - his style has been compared to that of G.K. Chesterton. This collection of his sermons and spiritual addresses are never platitudinous or short of ideas, filled with questions, arguments and solid intellectual content. The major influence on McCabe was the Bible but he was also a devoted admirer of the thought of St Thom
The Cambridge companion to Anselm ( Book )
22 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109), Benedictine monk and the second Norman archbishop of Canterbury, is regarded as one of the most important philosophers and theologians of the Middle Ages. The essays in this volume explore all of his major ideas both philosophical and theological, including his teachings on faith and reason, God's existence and nature, logic, freedom, truth, ethics, and key Christian doctrines. There is also discussion of his life, the sources of his thought, and his influence on other thinkers
Thomas Aquinas on God and evil by Brian Davies ( Book )
13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aquinas scholar Brian Davies here offers an in-depth study of the saint's thoughts on God and evil, revealing that Aquinas's thinking about God and evil can be traced through his metaphysical philosophy, his thoughts on God and creation, and his writings about Christian revelation and the doctrines of the Trinity
Philosophy of religion : a guide to the subject ( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The phrase 'philosophy of religion' is a relatively recent one. The process it describes goes back thousands of years, to when the Greek philosophers used the tools of philosophy to examine the validity of religious ideas and values. Since then, in each age, philosophers have sought to apply the principles of their trade to the key concepts of religious faith. Does God exist? Can God's existence be proved? If so, what might God be like? Is there life after death? Is faith in an unseen God rationally tenable at all, in a post-Enlightenment, postmodern, scientific age when, in most societies, different faith traditions co-exist and make claims to the ownership of eternal truths?
The Oxford handbook of Aquinas ( Book )
20 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Aquinas (1224/6-1274) produced many works, varying in length from a few pages to a few volumes. This book is an introduction to this influential author and a guide to his thought on almost all the major topics on which he wrote
Aquinas by Brian Davies ( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
St. Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225-1274) is widely viewed as one of the greatest Christian thinkers of all time. Aquinas was the ultimate combination of theologian and philosopher; and his influence on Christian life and thought reaches from the Council of Trent to the Second Vatican Council and through to today. Brian Davies shows that Aquinas's approach to the common questions of faith and existence is just as pressing and significant in our time. Here, the latest scholarship is incorporated with a clear and indispensable guide to Aquinas's thought. - Publisher
Philosophy of religion : a guide and anthology by Brian Davies ( Book )
8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summa theologiae : questions on God by Thomas ( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Thomas Aquinas (1224/5-1274) was one of the greatest of the medieval philosophers. His Summa Theologiae is his most important contribution to Christian theology and one of the main sources for his philosophy. This volume offers most of the Summa's first twenty-six questions, on the existence and nature of God, in a new version of the 1960 Blackfriars translation extensively revised by Brian Davies. It also includes an introduction by Brian Leftow which looks at the questions in their philosophical and historical context. The result is an accessible and up-to-date edition of Aquinas' thought in this area, which has continuing relevance for both the philosophy of religion and Christian theology."--BOOK JACKET
Proclaiming justice & peace : documents from John XXIII-John Paul II by Catholic Church ( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The good life : ethics and the pursuit of happiness by Herbert McCabe ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Davies, Brian Evan 1951-
Davies, Brian Evan Anthony
Davies, Brian Evan Anthony, 1951-
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