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Divine Evil?The Moral Character of the God of Abraham$
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Michael Bergmann, Michael J. Murray, and Michael C. Rea

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199576739

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576739.001.0001

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Divine Evil?
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Eleonore Stump

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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576739.003.0004

In her chapter Louise Antony has issued an indictment of God. He is ‘a terrible parent’; he is psychologically and physically abusive to human beings. He is a liar or a bully. He commits crimes against human beings. He is a sociopath. He is merciless. He is sadistic. And so on. Her chapter is the answer to the question that is the chapter's title: ‘Does God Love Us?’ Certainly not, is Antony's answer. What's more, she says, ‘Anyone who suggests that we ought to love ...

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