Divine Evil?: The Moral Character of the God of Abraham

18 décembre 2012|
Divine Evil?: The Moral Character of the God of Abraham de Michael Bergmann
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Adherents of the Abrahamic religions have traditionally held that God is morally perfect and unconditionally deserving of devotion, obedience, love, and worship. The Jewish, Christian, and Islamic scriptures tell us that God is compassionate, merciful, and just. As is well-known, however, these same scriptures contain passages that portray God as wrathful, severely punitive, and jealous. Critics furthermore argue that the God of these scriptures commends bigotry, misogyny, and homophobia, condones slavery, and demands the adoption of unjust laws-for example, laws that mandate the death penalty for adultery and rebellion against parents, and laws institutionalizing in various ways the diverse kinds of bigotry and oppression just mentioned. In recent days, these sorts of criticisms of the Hebrew Bible have been raised in new and forceful ways by philosophers, scientists, social commentators, and others. This volume brings together eleven original essays representing the views of both critics and defenders of the character of God as portrayed in these texts. Authors represent the disciplines of philosophy, religion, and Biblical studies. Each essay is accompanied by comments from another author who takes a critical approach to the thesis defended in that essay, along with replies by the essay''s author.
Michael Bergmann is Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University. He received his B.A. and M.A. at the University of Waterloo and his Ph.D. at the University of Notre Dame. He has held fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and Pew Charitable Trusts. He has published numerous articles in epistemo...
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Titre :Divine Evil?: The Moral Character of the God of Abraham
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :352 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0.07 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :352 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0.07 po
Publié le :18 décembre 2012
Publié par :OUP
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780199671854

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