The Ontological Argument for the Existence of God

Anselm

Author: Andrew Chapman Category: Philosophy of Religion Word Count: 1000 1. God’s Greatness The Abrahamic conception of God is that he’s awesome—all-powerful, all-knowing, all-good, creator of the universe, self-existent, and a host of other properties that make him not just very, very great, but the greatest that there is or could possibly be. “This is … Continue reading The Ontological Argument for the Existence of God

Because God Says So: On Divine Command Theory

Author: Spencer Case Category: Ethics, Philosophy of Religion Word Count: 1000 Assuming God exists, what is the relationship between God's commands and morality? Assuming that God is morally perfect and so commands all and only good things, we may distinguish between two claims: a.   God commands what He does because it is good. b. … Continue reading Because God Says So: On Divine Command Theory

Can We Believe in Miracles?

Author: Tomás Bogardus Category: Philosophy of Religion Word Count: 1000 True story: My friend’s daughter failed a hearing test when she was two years old, and was subsequently  diagnosed with a rare hearing disorder. The doctors recommended a battery of follow-up tests and procedures, both expensive and invasive. My friend was, of course, crushed by the … Continue reading Can We Believe in Miracles?