[KB] [Fwd: Re: Pope / Burke]

Kevin kburke at bluemarble.net
Fri Oct 13 22:08:57 EDT 2006


    Hi. I'm Kevin. I'm also hoping to get off this mailing list. If you know 
whom I should write I would appreciate it.
Kevin Burke
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carrol Cox" <cbcox at ilstu.edu>
To: "Burke List" <kb at purdue.edu>
Sent: Friday, October 13, 2006 6:30 PM
Subject: [KB] [Fwd: Re: Pope / Burke]


> [I mistakenly sent this off-list two days ago.]
>
> If I remember correctly, Jacques Maritain in _Degrees of Knowledge_,
> asserts quite vigorously that the good is good because god wills it, and
> damns all forms of theodicy (which attempt to argue that god willed the
> good because it was good) as "religiously preparing the way" for
> atheism. If The Good exists independently of god's will, then god is (as
> Plato assumed the gods were) subordinate to that Good.
>
> It's been quite a few years since I read Maritain.
>
> Carrol
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