God and Evil

Looks at the writings on religion, the existence of God, faith, and reason by Aquinas, Nietzsche, and Kierkegaard

This paper demonstrates how Aquinas tried to prove the existence of God and how the problem of evil poses problems for this attempt. Furthermore, it describes the views of Friedrich Nietzsche and Soren Kierkegaard with respect to the importance of religion, religious life, God, faith, and reason.
“In Aquinas mind, the question of proving the existence of God began with the question of how, and to what extent, humans can understand God at all. Before he undertook to prove the existence of God by reason, he found it crucial to demonstrate that God’s existence can be known without reliance on faith and scripture, but also that God’s existence is not self-evident but needs argumentation.”