Enabling Ivan Karamazov: responding to Mark Murphy's God's Own Ethics: Norms of Divine Agency and the Argument from Evil

God's Own Ethics introduces a number of philosophical subfields into conversation with philosophy of religion and metaethics in an attempt to discern the ethics of God. While its conception of the divine being is itself controversial, I here take issue with the claim that the divine being descr...

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Published in:Religious studies
Main Author: Irwin, Kristen
Format: Electronic Review
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Univ. Press [2017]
In: Religious studies
Year: 2017, Volume: 53, Issue: 4, Pages: 557-563
Review of:God's own ethics (Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017) (Irwin, Kristen)
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B God / Moral act / Suffering
IxTheo Classification:AB Philosophy of religion; criticism of religion; atheism
NBC Doctrine of God
Further subjects:B Book review
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:God's Own Ethics introduces a number of philosophical subfields into conversation with philosophy of religion and metaethics in an attempt to discern the ethics of God. While its conception of the divine being is itself controversial, I here take issue with the claim that the divine being described in God's Own Ethics would be one worthy of worship and allegiance. Specifically, I argue that a God lacking in moral perfection of the sort familiar to humans is either unrecognizable as God, or is open to the ‘Ivan Karamazov' objection that such a God deserves neither worship nor allegiance.
ISSN:1469-901X
Reference:Kritik in "Replies to Wielenberg, Irwin, and Draper (2017)"
Contains:Enthalten in: Religious studies
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/S0034412517000361