Good God: The Theistic Foundations of Morality

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Oxford University Press #ad - Ultimately, there is principled reason to believe that morality itself provides excellent reasons to look for a transcendent source of its authority and reality, the authors argue, and a source that is more than an abstract principle. 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.

Good God: The Theistic Foundations of Morality #ad - 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.

This book aims to reinvigorate discussions of moral arguments for God's existence.

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Christian Ethics: a guide for the perplexed Guides for the Perplexed

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T&T Clark #ad - Christian ethics is a most perplexing subject. This guide takes the reader through the most fundamental issues surrounding the question of ethics from a christian perspective: is ethics a meaningful topic of discourse and can there be such a thing as an ethical argument or ethical persuasion? What is the meaning of the adjective in "Christian Ethics"?Could right behavior be different for Christians than it is for others? Can we turn to the Bible for help? Does the Bible tell us what to do, or give us insight into the good we should aim to achieve, or excellence? If we take the virtue line and say that ethics is about human excellence, or give us a narrative by which to live? Is it best to think of ethics as a matter of duty, or good, doing well as a human being or succeeding at being a good human being then what will we say about humans who cannot achieve excellence? The virtue approach leads us to place friendship as the goal of ethics.

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Kingdom Ethics: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context

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Eerdmans Pub Co #ad - Solidly rooted in scripture · especially Jesus¦s teachings in the Sermon on the Mount · the boo. Glen stassen and david gushee¦s kingdom Ethics, originally published in 2003, is the leading Christian ethics textbook of the twenty-first century.

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God and Cosmos: Moral Truth and Human Meaning

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Oxford University Press #ad - This book canvasses a broad array of secular and naturalistic ethical theories in an effort to test their adequacy in accounting for moral duties, prospects for radical moral transformation, intrinsic human value, moral knowledge, and the rationality of morality. This book thus provides a cogent moral argument for God's existence, one that is abductive, teleological, and cumulative.

Walls argue that this approach is seriously flawed. Baggett and walls argue that god and the world, the import of human value, or the deliverances of the logic, taken together, language, without the need to water down the categories of morality, the prescriptive strength of moral obligations, exhibit superior explanatory scope and power for morality classically construed, and phenomenology of moral experience.

God and Cosmos: Moral Truth and Human Meaning #ad - In each case, although various secular accounts provide real insights and indeed share common ground with theistic ethics, the authors argue, the resources of classical theism and orthodox Christianity provide the better explanation of the moral realities under consideration. Naturalistic ethics is the reigning paradigm among contemporary ethicists; in God and Cosmos, David Baggett and Jerry L.

Among such realities is the fundamental insight behind the problem of evil, namely, that the world is not as it should be.

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God and Moral Obligation

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Oxford University Press #ad - A number of objections to a divine command account of moral obligations are posed and answered. In the concluding chapters Evans points out the advantages such an account has over secular rivals. C. Stephen evans argues that the truth lies somewhere between these two claims. Is there a connection between religion and morality? Ivan Karamazov, famously declares that if God does not exist, in Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov, then "everything is permitted.

Most philosophers reject such a view and hold that moral truths do not depend on God. The authority and objectivity of moral obligations are best explained by seeing them as divine commands. Such obligations are best understood as God's commands or requirements, communicated to humans in a variety of ways, including conscience.

God and Moral Obligation #ad - In god and moral obligation, natural law ethics and virtue ethics, Evans also argues that two views often thought to be rivals to a divine command morality, are not rivals at all but provide necessary complementary elements of a comprehensive morality. It is not quite right to say that there would be nothing left of morality if God did not exist, but moral obligations do depend on God ontologically.

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Is Goodness without God Good Enough?: A Debate on Faith, Secularism, and Ethics

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers #ad - Following the debate are new essays by prominent scholars. This volume provides an accessible, charitable discussion that represents a range of views along this spectrum. At the other end are those who think that religious belief is unnecessary for? and even a threat to? ethical knowledge and the moral life.

Morality and religion: intimately wed, the academy, or something else? Discussion of this issue appears in pop culture, violently opposed, and the media? often generating radically opposed views. Used book in Good Condition. The book begins with a lively debate between Paul Kurtz and William Lane Craig on the question, Is goodness without God good enough? Kurtz defends the affirmative position and Craig the negative.

Is Goodness without God Good Enough?: A Debate on Faith, Secularism, and Ethics #ad - At one end of the spectrum are those who think that unless God exists, ethics is unfounded and the moral life is unmotivated. The book closes with final responses from Kurtz and Craig. These essays comment on the debate and advance the broader discussion of religion and morality.

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The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas: Paul's Mars Hill Experience for Our Pluralistic World

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IVP Academic #ad - It ranges from fundamental monotheism to do-it-yourself spirituality to strident atheism. Many also frequented the temples for the traditional Greek pantheon, and participated in the secret rituals of the mystery religions. They uncover the cultural and religious background of this key episode in the apostle?s career and they encourage believers to winsomely challenge the idols of our time to point contemporary Athenians to Christ.

Religious practices were also wide and varied, with the imperial cult of emperor worship being the most prominent. How can christians engage in communicating across worldviews in this pluralistic and often relativistic society? When Paul visited Athens, he found an equally multicultural and multireligious setting.

The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas: Paul's Mars Hill Experience for Our Pluralistic World #ad - Seeking to embolden the church's witness in today's society, philosopher Paul Copan and New Testament scholar Kenneth Litwak show how Paul's speech to the Athenians found in Acts 17 provides a practical model for Christians today. Our world is multicultural, multireligious, multiphilosophical. Used book in Good Condition.

From jews to gentiles, elite to poor, slaves to slave owners, from olive-skinned Gentiles to dark-skinned Ethiopians―the Greco-Roman world was a dynamic mix.

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God, Freedom, and Evil

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Eerdmans #ad - In his discussion of natural theology arguments to prove the existence of God and natural atheology arguments for the falsehood of theistic belief Plantinga focuses on two of the traditional arguments: the ontological argument as an example of natural theology, and the problem of evil as the most important representative of natural atheology.

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Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God

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Baker Books #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! How are christians to respond to such accusations? and how are we to reconcile the seemingly disconnected natures of god portrayed in the two testaments?In this timely and readable book, righteous, apologist Paul Copan takes on some of the most vexing accusations of our time, seeing an unchanging, including:God is arrogant and jealousGod punishes people too harshlyGod is guilty of ethnic cleansingGod oppresses womenGod endorses slaveryChristianity causes violenceand moreCopan not only answers God's critics, he also shows how to read both the Old and New Testaments faithfully, and loving God in both.

This viewpoint is even making inroads into the church. Tracking provided on most orders. Condition: New. Isbn13: 9780801072758. A recent string of popular-level books written by the New Atheists have leveled the accusation that the God of the Old Testament is nothing but a bully, a murderer, and a cosmic child abuser.

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Essential Theological Terms

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Westminster John Knox Press #ad - Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Isbn13: 9780801072758. Condition: New. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! In essential theological terms, renowned church historian Justo Gonz�lez provides students with accessible discussions of over three hundred theological terms. Used book in Good Condition.

Each entry in this two-column work gives more detail than those typical of a dictionary, its importance, introducing the meaning of the term, and ways it has been understood in both historical and contemporary theology. Tracking provided on most orders. These reliable discussions of the most common ideas and concepts encountered in theological studies will make this book indispensable for students in all stages of their education.

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Evil and the Justice of God

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IVP Books #ad - Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Condition: New. But, N. In fact, evil is more serious than either our culture or our theology has supposed. How then might jesus' death be the culmination of the old testament solution to evil but on a wider and deeper scale than most imagine? Can we possibly envision a world in which we are delivered from evil? How might we work toward such a future through prayer and justice in the present? These are the powerful and pressing themes that N.

Wright addresses in this book that is at once timely and timeless. T. Isbn13: 9780801072758. We hear of child abuse, torture and terrorism, ethnic cleansing, AIDS, and rightfully we are shocked. Evil is no longer the concern just of ministers and theologians but also of politicians and the media. T. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold!

Evil and the Justice of God #ad - Tracking provided on most orders. For too long we have naively believed in the modern idea of human progress. Wright says, we should not be surprised. Merit award, 2007 christianity today theology/Ethics Book With every earthquake and war, understanding the nature of evil and our response to it becomes more urgent.

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