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Good God: The Theistic Foundations of Morality

David Baggett and Jerry L. Walls

Abstract

This book defends an interconnected set of moral arguments for God's existence by arguing that classical theism better explains moral duty, freedom, and responsibility than naturalism does. After furnishing positive arguments in favor of moral apologetics, the book defends theistic ethics against a number of objections inspired by the Euthyphro Dilemma. Such objections include normativity, “no reasons,” abhorrent commands, vacuity, epistemic, and autonomy objections. Subsequent chapters deploy seven distinctions that together enable both a defense of theistic ethics and an advancement of the m ... More

Keywords: moral apologetics, problem of evil, theistic ethics, Euthyphro Dilemma, arbitrariness, moral goodness, moral rightness, moral arguments, moral obligations, moral virtue

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199751808
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751808.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Baggett, author
Liberty University
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Jerry L. Walls, author
Notre Dame University
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