God, Modality, and Morality

2016.01.31 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews William E. Mann, God, Modality, and Morality, Oxford University Press, 2015, 369pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199370764.
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2016.01.31 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews William E. Mann, God, Modality, and Morality, Oxford University Press, 2015, 369pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199370764. Reviewed by Michael J. Almeida, University of Texas at San Antonio This impressive collection includes sixteen previously published essays and one written specifically for this volume. They uniformly display William E. Mann's ease and erudition in philosophical theology, smoothly weaving together contemporary thought with deeper medieval insights on the nature of God, necessity, and morality. There is a sustained clarity in exposition and a partiality to suggestive analyses and solutions to these issues found in Augustine and Aquinas. The collection is divided into three sections. The first provides an account of a simple and perfect God. (1) Divine simplicity looms large throughout the volume. It is true to say that God is omniscient, omnipotent and morally perfect, on Mann's account,. . .

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