Mary Edwin DeCoursey
This work is a metaphysical investigation, a study of the nature of evil, the modes in which it finds expression, and its relation to cause, as revealed in the metaphysics of Thomas Aquinas. Although the problem of evil is one of the most urgent and vital questions of our time and Thomistic philosophy indicates the most satisfactory answer, the apologetic possibilities of the subject have been subordinated to its metaphysical aspects. The most important is the treatment of goodness, for without the good, no study of evil is possible.
About the Author
Mary Edwin DeCoursey (1922 – 2009) was a nun of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth. After professing her vows, Sister Mary Edwin completed her undergraduate education at the University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth, KS. She taught seventh grade at Holy Name School in Topeka, KS for one year before going to Washington, DC to attend Catholic University of America. She received an M.A. in 1946 and a Ph.D., Philosophy in 1948. During her tenure in the Philosophy department at the University of Saint Mary from 1948-1992, Sister Mary Edwin served as Assistant Professor, Professor, and department chairperson.