Good God: The Theistic Foundations of Morality

Good God: The Theistic Foundations of Morality

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by David Baggett, Jerry L. Walls
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199751811

ISBN-13: 9780199751815

Pub. Date: 04/20/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This book aims to reinvigorate discussions of moral arguments for God's existence. To open this debate, Baggett and Walls argue that God's love and moral goodness are perfect, without defect, necessary, and recognizable. After integrating insights from the literature of both moral apologetics and theistic ethics, they defend theistic ethics against a variety of

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This book aims to reinvigorate discussions of moral arguments for God's existence. To open this debate, Baggett and Walls argue that God's love and moral goodness are perfect, without defect, necessary, and recognizable. After integrating insights from the literature of both moral apologetics and theistic ethics, they defend theistic ethics against a variety of objections and, in so doing, bolster the case for the moral argument for God's existence. It is the intention of the authors to see this aspect of natural theology resume its rightful place of prominence, by showing how a worldview predicated on the God of both classical theism and historical Christian orthodoxy has more than adequate resources to answer the Euthyphro Dilemma, speak to the problem of evil, illumine natural law, and highlight the moral significance of the incarnation and resurrection of Christ. Ultimately, the authors argue, there is principled reason to believe that morality itself provides excellent reasons to look for a transcendent source of its authority and reality, and a source that is more than an abstract principle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199751815
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/20/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,361,762
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Thomas V. Morris
Introduction
Chapter 1: Moral Apologia
Chapter 2: The Euthyphro Dilemma
Chapter 3: Naming the Whirlwind
Chapter 4: A Reformed Tradition Not Quite Right
Chapter 5: God and Goodness
Chapter 6: Divine Command Theory
Chapter 7: Abhorrent Commands
Chapter 8: The Problem of Evil
Chapter 9: Knowing God's Will
Chapter 10: Ethics and Eternity
Conclusion
Appendix A: Answering the Extended Arbitrariness Objection to Divine Command Theory
Appendix B: Outrageous Evil and the Hope of Healing
Index

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