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The moral argument for Christian theism.

Huw Parri Owen

The moral argument for Christian theism.

by Huw Parri Owen

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Published by Allen & Unwin in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • God -- Proof, Moral.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBT102 .O9
    The Physical Object
    Pagination127 p.
    Number of Pages127
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5955216M
    LC Control Number65029351
    OCLC/WorldCa382375

    The moral argument is surely entirely sufficient to invalidate theories of divine determinism. The problem is, however, that those theories are often so wrapped up in biblical quotations and Christian terminology that many of the clearly unacceptable logical implications of divine determinism are shrouded in mystery – a mystery that we are. Although Christian apologists actively debate whether to employ abductive or deductive reasoning in formulating a moral argument, 3 both intend to establish the explanatory superiority of theism over atheism, while the deductive variation seeks to .

    Debating Christian Theism Edited by J. P. Moreland, Khaldoun A. Sweis, and Chad V. Meister. Provides students, nonspecialists, and scholars with innovative dialogues on central issues related to God and Christianity; Includes essays written by leading voices in philosophy, religion, and biblical studies.   “A moral argument for undertaking theism”, American Philosophical Quarterly, , ; The Indispensability of Theological Meta-Ethical Foundations for Morality, Rational Theology and the Creativity of God (), page Divine Commandments and Moral Requirements (). Absolute Value: A Study in Christian Theism ().

    Christian Theism: A Study in its Basic Principles by Owen, Huw Parri and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Good God: The Theistic Foundations of Morality David Baggett and Jerry Walls explored and defended the moral argument for God’s existence through this book Good God. They outline the principle objections to refute the denial of the existence of God through Moral argument platform and they refute each argument one at a time instead of all.


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The moral argument for Christian theism by Huw Parri Owen Download PDF EPUB FB2

The moral argument has deep existential, pastoral, and devotional insights. It actually has a lot to offer both believers and nonbelievers, largely because it’s not just an argument for God’s. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Owen, Huw Parri. Moral argument for Christian theism.

London, Allen & Unwin [] (OCoLC) Online version. A proponent of the moral argument who viewed the argument in this way might in that case regard the argument as part of a cumulative case for theism, and hold that the moral argument must be supplemented by other possible arguments, such as the “fine-tuning” argument from the physical constants of the universe, or an argument from religious.

Moral Arguments for the Existence of God (Stanford. Judeo-Christian ethics rests on a foundation that is transcendent, recognizably good, knowable, and that humans, with God’s assistance, can obey.

This is obviously just a sketch of such an argument, but if it works, classical theism can defeat Thrasymachean nihilism in a way that other systems, especially naturalistic ones, : Dave Sidnam.

Coherence, Proper Basicality and Moral Arguments for Theism. William Lad Sessions - - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 22 (3) - details Moral Arguments for Theism in Philosophy of Religion. Throughout the book, there are intimations of how the Christian God best explains these facts, but I think we could add one additional fact to Baggett and Walls’s list and make a successful and compelling argument for Christian theism.

Here is the moral fact I have in mind: It is good to be human (call this “HF” for the “human fact”). Published inthis book reflects an era of moral theology which has long passed away, but still retains some of its appeal.

The 'moral argument for Christian theism' as Owen understood it is the argument that our moral concepts of duty (or, as he prefers to say, 'claims' upon us), goodness, and happiness, which have an objective sense in the real world (they are not simply 4/5(1). Here, their project is rather different: "This book is our effort to advance a cumulative abductive moral argument for God's existence" (8).

The result is a very lively and interesting discussion of why, on their view, the existence of a theistic God best explains a. Many excellent arguments have been advanced throughout the years on behalf of Christian theism: the cosmological, the historical, the teleological, and so forth.

One of them, the moral argument, by reason of its extreme relevance to the human situation, has a certain advantage over the others. Philosophia Christi, new series 1/2 (): ; "Atheistic Goodness Revisited: A Personal Reply to Michael Martin," Philosophia Christi, new series 2/1 (); p.

; "The Moral Argument" in The Rationality of Theism, ed. Paul Copan and Paul K. Moser (London: Routledge, ), pp; "A Moral Argument" in To Every One An Answer: A. : Good God: The Theistic Foundations of Morality (): Baggett 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 Cited by: Christian theology affirms theism, the belief in the existence of a supernatural God.

Christian theism rests primarily on two solid foundations: special revelation (the Bible) and general revelation (the created order). While the Bible reveals the character and personality of God page after page, the “whole workmanship of the universe.

John Cranman – Christian Theist, contributor to “Riot in Reason” podcast. Cory Markum – Atheist, co-host of “Hinge” podcast, here’s his blog post on the moral argument. Here’s the version of the moral argument we’ll be discussing. Moral arguments for God’s existence may be defined as that family of arguments in the history of western philosophical theology having claims about the character of moral thought and experience in their premises and affirmations of the existence of God in their conclusions.

The moral argument for the existence of God implies the existence of a Being that is the. The moral argument for the existence of God refers to the claim that God is needed to provide a coherent ontological foundation for the existence of objective moral values and duties.

The argument can be summarised in the following syllogism: Premise 1: If God does not exist, then objective moral values and duties do not exist. Arguments for the Existence of a God. Apologists rely on a variety of arguments to substantiate the existence of a God, or to support the claims of divinity by a particular denomination's founder(s) or for its sacred texts.

This section contains material that confronts and rebuts these theistic arguments. For centuries the moral argument—that objective morality points to the existence of God—has been a powerful apologetic tool.

In this volume, David and Marybeth Baggett offer a dramatic, robust, and even playful version of the moral argument, showing that it not only points to God's existence but that it also contributes to our ongoing spiritual transformation.

The Moral Argument for Christian Theism: Author: Huw Parri Owen: Publisher: Allen & Unwin, Original from: the University of Michigan: Digitized: 8 Jul Length: pages: Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan. Christian Theism and the Free Will Defense: A Problem.

[REVIEW] William J. Wainwright - - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 6 (4) -. Book Cinco Argumentos Acerca de la Existencia de Dios. A previously published essay ("The Moral Argument") from the book To Everyone an Answer (InterVarsity Press) has been translated into Spanish, along with four other essays on God's existence.Moral Arguments.

Moral arguments for theism include attempts to establish the existence of God from some (alleged) fact about morality. Many people hold that objective moral values are required to make sense of certain facets of human life, for instance, and that God is the only possible source of such values.James Rachels Argument From Moral Autonomy.

in metaethics with our general duty to align our wills with what is in accordance with the good and the right which on Christian theism is God Himself of course; it is because of this fact that we ADORE and EMULATE God, or worship Him.

We all emulate moral facts, but we would not adore them unless.