Is there a moral obligation to obey God?

DSpace/Manakin Repository

LDR Home . . . McLeod, Owen Publications of Owen McLeod View Item

Is there a moral obligation to obey God?

Show full item record


Title: Is there a moral obligation to obey God?
Author: McLeod, Owen
Abstract: A widespread view among theists is that there is a moral obligation to obey God's commands. In this paper, four arguments for this view are considered: the argument from beneficence; the argument from property rights; the argument from justice; and the argument from omnipotence and moral perfection. It is argued that none of these arguments succeeds in showing that there is a moral obligation to obey God's commands. The paper concludes with the suggestion that there might be, nevertheless, weighty and specifically religious (as distinct from moral) reasons to obey God.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10385/1006
Date: 2000

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
McLeod-Philo-vol3-no1-SpringSummer2000.pdf 905.0Kb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record

Search LDR


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account