The Resource God's command, John E. Hare

God's command, John E. Hare

Label
God's command
Title
God's command
Statement of responsibility
John E. Hare
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This work focuses on divine command, and in particular the theory that what makes something obligatory is that God commands it, and what makes something wrong is that God commands us not to do it. Focusing on the Abrahamic faiths, eminent scholar John E. Hare explains that two experiences have had to be integrated. The first is that God tells us to do something, or not to do something. The second is that we have to work out ourselves what to do and what not to do. The difficulty has come in establishing the proper relation between them. In Christian reflection on this, two main traditions have emerged, divine command theory and natural law theory. Professor Hare successfully defends a version of divine command theory, but also shows that there is considerable overlap with some versions of natural law theory. He engages with a number of Christian theologians, particularly Karl Barth, and extends into a discussion of divine command within Judaism and Islam. The work concludes by examining recent work in evolutionary psychology, and argues that thinking of our moral obligations as produced by divine command offers us some help in seeing how a moral conscience could develop in a way that is evolutionarily stable
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hare, J. E.
Dewey number
241/.0442
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1278.D58
LC item number
H37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford Studies in Theological Ethics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Divine commands (Ethics)
  • Christian ethics
  • Christian ethics
  • Divine commands (Ethics)
Label
God's command, John E. Hare
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [315]-327) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Morality and religion -- What is a divine command? -- Eudaemonism -- Can we deduce morality from human nature? -- Barth on divine command -- Divine command in some medieval Islamic thinkers -- Divine command in some recent Jewish thinkers -- Divine command and evolutionary psychology
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 336 pages
Isbn
9780199602018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)931998442
  • (OCoLC)ocn931998442
Label
God's command, John E. Hare
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [315]-327) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Morality and religion -- What is a divine command? -- Eudaemonism -- Can we deduce morality from human nature? -- Barth on divine command -- Divine command in some medieval Islamic thinkers -- Divine command in some recent Jewish thinkers -- Divine command and evolutionary psychology
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 336 pages
Isbn
9780199602018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)931998442
  • (OCoLC)ocn931998442

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