In Janusz Salamon (ed.), Przewodnik po filozofii religii. Nurt analityczny, Kraków 2016. Wydawnictwo WAM. pp. 121-40 (2016)

Marek A. Pepliński
University of Gdansk
The paper presents some historical (Plato, Aristotle, Plotin, Augustine, Boethius, Aquinas) and main contemporary topics about different accounts of goodness of God understood as ontological goodness, perfection and as ethical goodness - impeccability and benevolence. The arguments for goodness of God are presented, mainly from stance of Thomas Aquinas classical theism as well as arguments against compatibility of essential goodness and omnipotence (N. Pike) and being an moral agent. The article draws perspective of different philosophical issues connected with goodness of God, like a problem of evil, the Euthyphro dilemma, divine command ethics and divine motivation theory.
Keywords goodness of God  God's benevolence  God's perfection  God's moral perfection  God's impeccability  nature of God  Thomas Aquinas  Richard Swinburne  Nelson Pike  St. Augustine
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy the book Find it on
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Translate to english
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Divine Motivation Theory.Linda Zagzebski - 2006 - Philosophical Quarterly 56 (225):629-632.

View all 26 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

God’s Moral Goodness and Supererogation.Elizabeth Drummond Young - 2013 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 73 (2):83-95.
Thomas Aquinas on God and Evil.Brian Davies - 2011 - Oxford University Press.
Why Is God Good?Bruce Reichenbach - 1980 - Journal of Religion 60 (1):51-66.
On Perfect Goodness.J. Gregory Keller - 2010 - Sophia 49 (1):29-36.
What Goodness Is.Samantha E. Thompson - 2012 - Review of Metaphysics 65 (3):525-553.
On Privileging God's Moral Goodness.Eric Funkhouser - 2006 - Faith and Philosophy 23 (4):409-422.


Added to PP index

Total views
302 ( #34,258 of 2,497,773 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
30 ( #28,901 of 2,497,773 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes