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: 0199751803

ISBN-13: 9780199751808

Pub. Date: 04/20/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Moral arguments for God's existence have undergone something of a resurgence in recent years. For quite a while they were out of vogue for a variety of reasons, but recent advances in the philosophy of language and philosophical and natural theology have reinvigorated moral apologetics. This is the first book to consolidate these gains into one coherent treatment,

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Moral arguments for God's existence have undergone something of a resurgence in recent years. For quite a while they were out of vogue for a variety of reasons, but recent advances in the philosophy of language and philosophical and natural theology have reinvigorated moral apologetics. This is the first book to consolidate these gains into one coherent treatment, which will rigorously demonstrate to a wide readership how effectively various objections to moral apologetics have been answered. The authors show how strides in answering the problem of evil, the Euthyphro Dilemma, and epistemic vacuity and arbitrariness challenges to theistic ethics make possible a compelling cumulative moral argument that can greatly contribute to the rational case for God's existence--and God's goodness. The authors hope to reach a readership of not just philosophers, apologists, and theologians, but bright college students up through graduate school and beyond. Christians and non-Christians alike, those interested in apologetics, moral theology, atheology, and morality and religious ethics should find the book a significant contribution to their field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199751808
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/20/2011
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(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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