God, Goodness and Philosophy

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Harriet A. Harris
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2011 - Religion - 257 pages
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Does belief in God yield the best understanding of value? Can we provide transcendental support for key moral concepts? Does evolutionary theory undermine or support religious moralities? Is divine forgiveness unjust? Can a wholly good God understand evil? This book explores these questions and much more.
 

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Contents

PROLEGOMENA
1
Whats the Use of Philosophy of Religion?
29
The Source of Goodness
49
Euthyphros Dilemma Socrates Daimonion and Platos God
63
Moral Realism in
87
Does Divine Simplicity Solve the Euthyphro Dilemma?
99
Piety Purity and the Sacred
111
Evolution and Agapeistic Ethics
123
God Omniscience and Understanding Evil
167
What Makes Generosity Sometimes Unjust?
179
Gods Love and the Problem of Hell
193
The Origin of Evil and the Benefits of Sin
209
God and Moral Responsibility
217
The Continuing Debate on Morality and God
231
7
237
Index
251

God Ethics and Evolution
131

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About the author (2011)

The editor, Dr Harriet A. Harris, is author of Fundamentalism and Evangelicals (1998/2008) and co-editor of Faith and Philosophical Analysis: The Impact of Analytical Philosophy upon Philosophy of Religion (Ashgate, 2005), and has written extensively within philosophy of religion and at its interface with moral reasoning and with theology. She has been a member of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oxford for 12 years, and Lecturer in Theology at the University of Exeter. She has recently moved to Edinburgh where she teaches philosophy for the University.

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