The meaning of the goodness of God in the major writings of three early church fathers
Elzey, William Joseph
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The problem of the dissertation, the discovery in the major writings of three Early Church Fathers of expressions giving clear meaning to the term "goodness of God," arises from the general ambiguity of the word good, whose amorphous nature greatly complicates thought concerning the concept of God. The hedonistic suppositions of much thinking relative to the problem of evil reveal the need for study of this term.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Boston University