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Religion and Morality

Religion


by
William J. Wainwright

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 264 pages

File size: 16.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Religion and Morality addresses central issues arising from religion’s relation to morality. Part one offers a sympathetic but critical appraisal of the claim that features of morality provide evidence for the truth of religious belief. Part two examines divine command theories, objections to them, and positive arguments in their support. Part three explores tensions between human morality, as ordinarily understood, and religious requirements by discussing such issues as the conflict between Buddhist and Christian pacifism and requirements of justice, whether “virtue” without a love of God is really a vice, whether the God of the Abrahamic religions could require us to do something that seems clearly immoral, and the ambiguous relations between religious mysticism and moral behavior. Covering a broad range of topics, this book draws on both historical and contemporary literature, and explores afresh central issues of morality and religion offering new insights for students, academics and the general reader interested in philosophy and religion.

Religion and Morality addresses central issues arising from religion’s relation to morality. Part one offers a sympathetic but critical appraisal of the claim that features of morality provide evidence for the truth of religious belief. Part two examines divine command theories, objections to them, and positive arguments in their support. Part three explores tensions between human morality, as ordinarily understood, and religious requirements by discussing such issues… (more)

Religion and Morality addresses central issues arising from religion’s relation to morality. Part one offers a sympathetic but critical appraisal of the claim that features of morality provide evidence for the truth of religious belief. Part two examines divine command theories, objections to them, and positive arguments in their support. Part three explores tensions between human morality, as ordinarily understood, and religious requirements by discussing such issues as the conflict between Buddhist and Christian pacifism and requirements of justice, whether “virtue” without a love of God is really a vice, whether the God of the Abrahamic religions could require us to do something that seems clearly immoral, and the ambiguous relations between religious mysticism and moral behavior. Covering a broad range of topics, this book draws on both historical and contemporary literature, and explores afresh central issues of morality and religion offering new insights for students, academics and the general reader interested in philosophy and religion.

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