How do various concepts of God impact the moral life? Is God ultimately required for goodness? In this edited collection, an international panel of contemporary philosophers and theologians offer new avenues of exploration from a theist perspective for these important questions.
The book features several approaches to address these questions. Common themes include philosophical and theological conceptions of God with reference to human morality, particular Trinitarian accounts of God and the resultant ethical implications, and how communities are shaped, promoted, and transformed by accounts of God.
Bringing together philosophical and theological insights on the relationship between God and our moral lives, this book will be of keen interest to scholars of the philosophy of religion, particularly those looking at ethics, social justice and morality.
Introduction: God and the Moral Life
Myriam Renaud and Joshua Daniel
1 Three Arguments for the Dependence of Morality upon Religion
2 Moral Concepts of God in an Age of Globalization and Contingency
3 God and the Human Good
4 Ethical Reflection on ‘God’: Making Sense of Things
Pamela Sue Anderson
5 Emptying God: The Ethics of Theology in Merleau-Ponty’s Work
6 An Edwardsian Theoethical Aesthetics of Recognition
7 Trinity, Virtue, and Violence
8 God as Infinite: Ethical Implications
9 Plumblines in the Vastness: Measures without Measure
10 Mascot or Judge: God and the Mores of Church and Society
Marilyn McCord Adams