A Debate on God and Morality: What is the Best Account of Objective Moral Values and Duties?

1st Edition

William Lane Craig, Erik J. Wielenberg, Adam Lloyd Johnson

Routledge
July 17, 2020 Forthcoming
Textbook - 210 Pages
ISBN 9780367135652 - CAT# K409726

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Summary

In 2018, William Lane Craig and Erik J. Wielenberg participated in a debate at North Carolina State University, addressing the question: "God and Morality: What is the best account of objective moral values and duties?" Craig argued that theism provides a sound foundation for objective morality whereas atheism does not. Wielenberg countered that morality can be objective even if there is no God. This book includes the full debate, as well as endnotes with extended discussions that were not included in the debate. It also includes five chapters by other philosophers who have written substantive responses to the debate - J. P. Moreland, David Baggett, Mark Linville, Wes Morriston, and Michael Huemer. The book provides crucial resources for better understanding moral realism and its dependence on, or independence from, theistic foundations.  

Key Features

  • A valuable debate about whether or not God is the best explanation for objective morality, bringing together theists and atheists working on the same subject who normally are not in conversation with each other.
  • Includes clear coverage of ontological and epistemological issues in metaethical theories, focusing on Divine Command Theory and Non-natural Robust Moral Realism.
  • Engaging and accessible throughout, making the book well suited for undergraduate and seminary classrooms.

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