Finite and Infinite Goods: A Framework for Ethics
Oxford University Press, USA, Jul 29, 1999 - Religion - 410 pages
Renowned scholar Robert Adams explores the relation between religion and ethics through a comprehensive philosophical account of a theistically-based framework for ethics. Adams' framework begins with the good rather than the right, and with excellence rather than usefulness. He argues that loving the excellent, of which adoring God is a clear example, is the most fundamental aspect of a life well lived. Developing his original and detailed theory, Adams contends that devotion, the sacred, grace, martyrdom, worship, vocation, faith, and other concepts drawn from religious ethics have been sorely overlooked in moral philosophy and can enrich the texture of ethical thought.
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An excellent and brilliant book for the setting up for a overtly theistic ethical framework. I especially love the way he incorportes theistic concepts like devotion and idoltary into an overarching ... Read full review
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