Levering, Matthew. Proofs of God: Classical Arguments from Tertullian to Barth. Grand Rapids, MI: 2016
I am working my way through Levering's text for an HPR review. On the whole, excellent introduction to a number of thinkers. This kind of book is constricted by its overall format—quickly surveying many thinkers. However, that is just the nature of the beast. Provides a good overall narrative that can then be fleshed out by particular selections that would match a teacher / professor's taste and desires. I may differ a bit on this or that figure that is included. For instance, one wishes that he would give more direct attention to Scotus (instead of primarily as a foil for Ockham). Other points could be raised in this regard. Nonetheless, it would be churlish!
For fairness, I will add that this genre is not my favorite, but that is not a mark against Levering's excellent text. I tend toward a dogmatic mania for systematization. There is much to be gained from engaging with numerous thinkers like this. Just to take an example, though I am no candidate for being a Blondelian, I have much now to think about regarding the exigencies of practico-practical knowledge of God. I think Maritain got this generally correct. However, the profound depths of the matter must be plumbed. I suspect that a number of points are slurred by Blondel. Nonetheless, like many modern thinkers, he has a sensitivity for the order of practice (here, especially, for moral thought). However, one must always differentiate speculativo-practical and practico-practico judgments.
A thought, not directly related to Levering, but interesting—a proof of God's existence through ars in a way that is similar to prudentia?