EVOLUTION OF CATHOLIC RELIGIOUS AND PHILOSOPHICAL THEODICY
Antonenko Viktoriya Vladimirovna Smolensk State University
Abstract. The article reveals the conceptual logic of the evolution of Catholic religious and philosophical theodicy from Paul the Apostle till Thomas Aquinas. In the process of the development of Catholic doctrine different solutions of theodicy were introduced but all of them had one common feature - tendency to develop rational theodicy. Rationalization was aimed not to show the insufficiency of faith but to search for new ways to understand religious truth. Catholic theodicy was greatly influenced by Augustinism and Thomism.