Wandering in Darkness : Narrative and the Problem of Suffering, Paperback Book

Wandering in Darkness : Narrative and the Problem of Suffering Paperback


Only the most naive or tendentious among us would deny the extent and intensity of suffering in the world.

Can one hold, consistently with the common view of suffering in the world, that there is an omniscient, omnipotent, perfectly good God?

This book argues that one can. Wandering in Darkness first presents the moral psychology and value theory within which one typical traditional theodicy, namely, that of Thomas Aquinas, is embedded.

It explicates Aquinas's account of the good for human beings, including the nature of love and union among persons.

Eleonore Stump also makes use of developments in neurobiology and developmental psychology to illuminate the nature of such union.

Stump then turns to an examination of narratives. In a methodological section focused on epistemological issues, the book uses recent research involving autism spectrum disorder to argue that some philosophical problems are best considered in the context of narratives.

Using the methodology argued for, the book giv


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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  • Category: Philosophy
  • ISBN: 9780199659302



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