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God and Cosmos: Moral Truth and Human Meaning

David Baggett and Jerry L. Walls


This book features a fourfold moral argument for God’s existence. The four dimensions of the argument are moral facts, moral knowledge, moral transformation, and moral rationality. The relevant moral facts include moral duties and moral value, especially intrinsic human value. Along all four dimensions, it argues that classical theism and orthodox Christianity provide the best explanation. The argument is abductive in nature, featuring an inference to the best explanation, thereby avoiding several pitfalls of deductive versions of the argument; and it attempts to canvass a range of secular and ... More

Keywords: theistic ethics, moral obligations, moral value, moral transformation, moral argument

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199931194
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931194.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Baggett, author
Professor of Philosophy, Liberty University

Jerry L. Walls, author
Visiting Scholar, Center for Philosophy of Religion, University of Notre Dame