Foreword by Denys Turner; Introduction by Brian Davies O.P.; 1. Is Belief Wishful Thinking?; 2. Are Creeds Credible?; 3. Doubt is Not Unbelief; 4. Why God?; 5. Causes and God; 6. A Very Short Introduction to Aquinas; 7. Aquinas on 'God is Good'; 8. Soul, Life, Machines, and Language; 9. Son of God; 10. Forgiveness; 11. Immaculate Conception; 12. Freedom.
Herbert McCabe was a Dominican Friar and theologian of outstanding originality who died in 2001. He was deeply influential on philosophers such as Anthony Kenny and Alasdair MacIntyre and poets and writers like Terry Eagleton and Seamus Heaney. Friar Brian Davies is a Dominican and is Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University, New York. Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity, and Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge.
'As one has come to expect of McCabe, there is wonderful clarity to
the writing.' Canon David Brown, Church Times--Sanford Lakoff
"Church Times "
"a wonderful clarity to the writing" Canon Brown, Church Times, October 2007--Sanford Lakoff "Church Times "
"Here is the latest collection of unpublished papers of the late Herbert McCabe, and what a treat it is. The combination of crystal logic, sparkling wit, and interrogative fides quaerens intellectum, deeply informed by Aquinas and richly modulated by Wittgenstein, are again on bravura display...excellent."--Sanford Lakoff
"McCabe had written important articles during the 'Myth of God Incarnate' controversy and the clarity of his thought shines through in a sermon which is a model exposition of the Christian faith." New Directions, July 2007--Sanford Lakoff "New Directions "
"McCabe has been influentual in creating the commonest modern account [of Aquinas]" Canon Brown, The Church Times, October 2007--Sanford Lakoff "Church Times "
"This is a book that has much to offer professional academics and general readers alike. It is the work of a born communicator, who has the power to inspire and to touch the heart, as well as to argue his case with care and with rigour. Christianity could do with more such advocates"--Sanford Lakoff "The American Spectator "
Review in Estudios Filosoficos, 2010