Responsibility and Atonement

Responsibility and Atonement

by Richard Swinburne
     
 

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According to how we treat others, we acquire merit or guilt, deserve praise or blame, and receive reward or punishment, looking in the end for atonement. In this study distinguished theological philosopher Richard Swinburne examines how these moral concepts apply to humans in their dealings with each other, and analyzes these findings, determining which versions of

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According to how we treat others, we acquire merit or guilt, deserve praise or blame, and receive reward or punishment, looking in the end for atonement. In this study distinguished theological philosopher Richard Swinburne examines how these moral concepts apply to humans in their dealings with each other, and analyzes these findings, determining which versions of traditional Christian doctrines—sin and original sin, redemption, sanctification, and heaven and hell—are considered morally acceptable.

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"A compact and cogent work, which generates as many ideas as it does distinctions. It gives access to moral descriptions through rational considerations, which exhibit extraordinary sophistication and care....Swinburne has produced an exemplary work."—Theological Studies

"Swinburne has re-opened old issues in an interesting way."—Religious Studies

"Swinburne, one of the world's foremost philosophers of religion, turns his attention to the implications of philosophy and theology for ethics. This work is one of refined, almost sublime philosophical intelligence, and should be acquired by every college library. The texture of the philosophical tapestry woven herein is rich and detailed; the clarity and power of its historical vignettes lucid and informative."—Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780191520020
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/22/1989
Series:
Clarendon Paperbacks Series
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
339 KB

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