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The Virtue of Faith : And Other Essays in Philosophical Theology - Robert Merrihew Adams

The Virtue of Faith

And Other Essays in Philosophical Theology

Paperback Published: 30th April 1987
ISBN: 9780195041460
Number Of Pages: 284

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Robert Merrihew Adams has been a leader in renewing philosophical respect for the idea that moral obligation may be founded on the commands of God. This collection of Adams' essays, two of which are previously unpublished, draws from his extensive writings on philosophical theology that discuss metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical issues surrounding the concept of God--whether God exists or not, what God is or would be like, and how we ought to relate ourselves to such a being. Adams studies the relation between religion and ethics, delving into an analysis of moral arguments for theistic belief. In several essays, he applies contemporary studies in the metaphysics of individuality, possibility and necessity, and counterfactual conditionals to issues surrounding the existence of God and problems of evil.

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"Adams is a master of the art of treating complex philosophical issues with economy and clarity. His writing displays a nice combination of plain diction and subtle thought....An important collection....No one interested in philosophical theology shoulc remain ignorant of the contents of this book."--Faith and Philosophy


"Should be accessible to a wide audience interested in questions about religion. Adams is a master of the art of treating complex philosophical issues with economy and clarity. His writing displays a nice combination of plain diction and subtle thought....An important collection....No one interested in philosophical theology should remain ignorant of the contents of this book."--Faith and Philosophy


"Represents a substantial contribution."--Ethics


Introductionp. 3
Faith
The Virtue of Faithp. 9
Kierkegaard's Arguments Against Objective Reasoning in Religionp. 25
The Leap of Faithp. 42
The Problem of Evil
Must God Create the Best?p. 51
Existence, Self-interest, and the Problem of Evilp. 65
Middle Knowledge and the Problem of Evilp. 77
God and Ethics
A Modified Divine Command Theory of Ethical Wrongnessp. 97
Autonomy and Theological Ethicsp. 123
Divine Command Metaethics Modified Againp. 128
Moral Arguments for Theistic Beliefp. 144
Saintsp. 164
Pure Lovep. 174
The Metaphysics of Theism
Has It Been Proved That All Real Existence Is Contingent?p. 195
Divine Necessityp. 209
The Logical Structure of Anselm's Argumentsp. 221
Flavors, Colors, and Godp. 243
Indexp. 263
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ISBN: 9780195041460
ISBN-10: 0195041461
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 30th April 1987
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 14.17  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.4

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