Divine Command Ethics: Jewish and Christian Perspectives by Michael J. Harris

By Michael J. Harris

The crucial target of this e-book is to try to figure out the reaction of the vintage texts of Jewish traditions to the well-known hassle posed in Plato's Euthyphro: Does God freely be sure morality, or is morality self sustaining of God?

The writer argues that the image that emerges from Jewish texts is considerably extra advanced and nuanced than lots of the modern Jewish philosophical literature is ready to concede. whereas offering an in depth dialogue of the viewpoint of Jewish culture on divine command ethics, this ebook develops a place that's targeted from and demanding of alternative perspectives that experience lately been complex in Jewish scholarship. even as, the ebook presents a considerable research of a few Christian views on divine command ethics. suitable biblical, rabbinic and later Jewish texts are mentioned, in addition to many of the correct perspectives which have been taken in philosophical literature and in Christian and Jewish thought.

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