This paper is on God and morality – You will write a paper that argues for a specific conclusion about the topic that you chose. Make sure to summarize the main positions and the arguments for these positions first.
God and morality – you will write a paper that argues for a specific conclusion
You will write a paper that argues for a specific conclusion about the topic that you chose. Make sure to summarize the main positions and the arguments for these positions first. Then provide your argument for your take on this topic. Below are some more details:
This paper should be about 4-5 pages.
You must cite your sources using MLA format to avoid plagiarism.
Avoid direct quotations as much as you can. Instead summarize the main points of what you wanted to quote (and then give the authbikor credit by citing them).
From the beginning of the Abrahamic faiths and of Greek philosophy, religion and morality have been closely intertwined. This is true whether we go back within Greek philosophy or within Christianity and Judaism and Islam. The present entry will not try to step beyond these confines, since there are other entries on Eastern thought (see, for example, the entries on Ethics in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism and Chinese Ethics). The entry proceeds chronologically, giving greatest length to the contemporary period. It cannot, within the present compass, aspire to be comprehensive.
But it will be able to describe the main options as they have occurred historically. The purpose of proceeding historically is to substantiate the claim that morality and religion have been inseparable until very recently, and that our moral vocabulary is still deeply infused with this history. Since there are historically so many different ways to see the relation, a purely schematic or typological account is not likely to succeed as well. The entry will not try to enter deeply into the ethical theories of the individual philosophers mentioned, since this encyclopedia already contains individual entries about them; it will focus on what they say about the relation between morality and religion.