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Kierkegaard's Ethic of Love: Divine Commands and Moral Obligations

C. Stephen Evans

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199272174
eISBN:
9780191602061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272174.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Kierkegaard presents a form of divine command theory of moral obligation similar to accounts developed by Robert Adams and Philip Quinn. The account understands the relation humans have with a loving ... More


Conclusions: Divine Command Morality in a Pluralistic Society

C. Stephen Evans

in Kierkegaard's Ethic of Love: Divine Commands and Moral Obligations

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199272174
eISBN:
9780191602061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272174.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter responds to three objections to divine command theory: that it violates human autonomy, could justify evil actions such as child sacrifice, and would lead to sectarian strife. Divine ... More


The Humanistic Character of Commanded Love

C. Stephen Evans

in Kierkegaard's Ethic of Love: Divine Commands and Moral Obligations

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199272174
eISBN:
9780191602061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272174.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Neighbour-love, grounded by divine authority, provides a basis for genuine human flourishing despite the fact that this love requires self-denial. God does not suggest neighbour-love but commands it, ... More


Divine Commands: How Given and To Whom?

C. Stephen Evans

in Kierkegaard's Ethic of Love: Divine Commands and Moral Obligations

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199272174
eISBN:
9780191602061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272174.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The command to love our neighbour comes from special revelation, in the biblical texts themselves, and from general revelation, in the conscience. Thus, neighbour-love is a command that everyone can ... More


Who Is My Neighbour? Can Love Be a Duty?

C. Stephen Evans

in Kierkegaard's Ethic of Love: Divine Commands and Moral Obligations

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199272174
eISBN:
9780191602061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272174.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

All love must be transformed by neighbour-love, including self-love – the type of love the command presupposes. Ironically, though everyone has self-love, only those with neighbour-love have the ... More


Neighbour‐Love, Natural Loves, and Social Relations

C. Stephen Evans

in Kierkegaard's Ethic of Love: Divine Commands and Moral Obligations

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199272174
eISBN:
9780191602061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272174.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

When Kierkegaard tells us that we must not make ‘distinctions’ in our love, he does not mean that neighbour-love cannot coexist with such natural loves as romantic love and friendship. On the ... More


The Relational Self

George Pattison

in A Phenomenology of the Devout Life: A Philosophy of Christian Life, Part I

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198813507
eISBN:
9780191851360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813507.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The devout self is constituted as a set of relationships: to itself, to the God it perceives as its creator and guide, and to those others whom it is obligated to love. Its relation to God is freely ... More


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