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The Nature of the Gods (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback – August 1, 2008
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In this work, Cicero tackles the question of theology from the perspective of the schools of thought in Rome in the first century BCE. The theories of the Epicurians, the Academics, and the Stoics are given a lot of space, but the history of philosophical theology is touched on in some detail too. Many of the theories are ones that seem quite contemporary. We see the same arguments for the existence of God today.
The book is wide ranging, discussing everything from epistemology to theology. Moreover the introduction discusses the historical importance of this work in early Christianity (which may be one reason why the theories seem contemporary) as well as the context in which it was written.
This is a book that will make you think, and will make you see current theology debates with new eyes. Highly recommended.
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This book is a treasure for anyone who wants to understand classical philosophy in general and its impact on the Renaissance in particular.Published 3 months ago by Multiversalist
An interesting read, the book as a bit more wide ranging than I expected... however if you wrestle with theological questions of your own, this book will not be a waste of time.Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
I don't know of anyone throughout millennia that has been able to answer Cicero's objections. If God is willing and able, there is no reason why evil should continue to exist.Published 15 months ago by Luis Feliciano