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Good GodThe Theistic Foundations of Morality$
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David Baggett and Jerry L. Walls

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199751808

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751808.001.0001

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Ethics and Eternity

Ethics and Eternity

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(p.179) 10 Ethics and Eternity
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Good God
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David Baggett (Contributor Webpage)

Jerry L. Walls (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751808.003.0011

This final chapter discusses the moral significance of heaven and hell, the moral import of the resurrection in terms of revealing the human telos, and aspects of the human condition without which no moral picture is entirely complete. It also discusses the ineliminable growth in virtue and holiness that is a vital component of Christian soteriology, and how the afterlife both invests the questions of morality with great significance while also demonstrating that morality, finally and ideally, is replaced with something else far greater, of which morality in the here and now offers but a provisional intimation.

Keywords:   Trinity, resurrection, incarnation, moral motivation, self-interest, sacrifice, death, hope, virtue, eschatology

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