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Divine Command Theory

divine Command Theory

the only way relgions claim to know about God. If you have a specific problem, please state it, and I would be happy edit it in order to accomodate your concerns. Isbn External links All links retrieved October 17, 2017. This isn't so - only certain kinds of theism do this. But any religious person must be prepared for the event of a divine command from God that would take precedence over all moral and rational obligations. Do you mean it is a fallacy to attempt to define good. Some prose issues I spotted: "The theory, and the importance of God's commands or will in establishing morality, has often accepted by followers of various monotheistic and polytheistic religions, both ancient and modern." "Is also casts God as sovereign, because he remains the source. My edit is (so far as I can tell) free from these problems. Case in point, works like Euthyphro are basically pointing out "so if 'good' just means 'what the gods command then if the gods commanded cruelty for cruelty's sake that would be good?". That is, it claims that sentences such as "charity is good" mean the same thing as sentences such as "God commands charity".

My edit explains Moore in an orthodox way (see,.g., ) and gives a straightforward application to divine command theory; moreover, I preserve the points concerning entailment and put them under the heading of the is-ought gap (again on an orthodox understanding: anford. Thus Ockham embraces the divine command theory wholeheartedly; his view has been characterized as being that "God's command is good" is analytically true. Mel Etitis ( ) 18:45, (UTC) The part that was at the end of "The problems" confused metaethics and normative ethics.

I would suggest that we keep the sentence to "The theory asserts that what is moral is determined according to what God commands, and that to be moral is to follow God's commands." What do other think? I don't know if there's any special name for, or literature devoted to, the theory that anything God commands must be good because God knows the good perfectly and never commands contrary to it; but if you know of some please speak. Mel Etitis ( ) 11:34, (UTC) This article seems like it might suffer from some npov issues. Thanks for drawing my attention to that - I had completely missed. The choice to obey God unconditionally is a true existential 'either/or' decision faced by the individual. It's a widely debated and defended theory, and needs a very different article. Mid, this article has been rated.