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Morality: Does God Make a Difference? Wayne G. Johnson

Morality: Does God Make a Difference?

Wayne G. Johnson

Published December 30th 2004
ISBN : 9780761830825
Paperback
248 pages
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Author Wayne Johnson presents a fresh approach to moral theory by exploring how belief or non-belief in God shapes the content of morality. Neither supporting nor attacking religion-based morality, this work shows why belief in God makes aMoreAuthor Wayne Johnson presents a fresh approach to moral theory by exploring how belief or non-belief in God shapes the content of morality. Neither supporting nor attacking religion-based morality, this work shows why belief in God makes a difference-for good or ill. In contrast to those who hold that there is a conflict between practical rationality (seeking ones own fulfillment) and moral rationality (moral duty), the author demonstrates that all classic moral systems, religious or otherwise, deny this conflict by claiming that the moral pathway is also the fulfilling pathway. Traditional religious believers claim that the truly fulfilling life culminates in eternal fellowship with God. If belief in God is rejected, other views of human fulfillment are constructed. The book will serve well as a text in university-level courses that deal with moral theory. It is clearly written and not highly technical, therefore it is also accessible to any intelligent reader interested in current cultural debates about the nature of morality and its link to both religious and non-religious perspectives.