Theodicy is conceived, in Thomistic perspective, as a part of Metaphysics, namely as a Science that studies the “being as such” and its principles (God as a Supreme Cause and Principle). The purpose of this course is to help the seminarians to defend their belief in God by the use natural reason. One learns to base his/her arguments on the basic principles of reason and make a thorough and systematic analysis of the data of experience in order to prove that God exists and also to explain the nature and attributes of God. We also discuss in some detail the problem of evil and we make a genuine attempt to arrive at a rational solution to the problem.
- Bittle, C., Theodicy: God and His Creatures, Milwaukee, 1953.
- Brock S. L., The Philosophy of Saint Thomas Aquinas : a Sketch, James Clarke & Co., Cambridge 2016.
- Flint, Th. P.- Rea M.,(eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology, Oxford University Press, Oxford-New York 2013
- Geach, P. T, God and the Soul, St. Augustine’s Press, South Bend (IN) 2001.
- Gornall, T., A Philosophy of God: The Elements of Thomistic Natural Theology, London, 1962.
- Hick, J., Arguments for the Existence of God, London, 1979.
- Maritain, J., Approaches to God, New York, 1954.