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Theistic Foundations of Morality: Interview with Jerry L. Walls
In this wide-ranging interview, Jerry Walls (with co-author David Baggett) discuss many different areas from their 2011 book, Good God: Theistic Foundations of Morality, including:
- The uniqueness of their thesis and approach in light of other moral apologetics contributions.
- Major objections against theistic ethics.
- What it was like to co-author and attempt to write for a broader audience beyond just for professional philosophers.
- How their argument attempts to respond to objections from naturalists and "radical voluntarists"
- How atheism and nihilism are related and unrelated.
- Why they think a Calvinistic concept of God is problematic for a moral argument for God's existence.
- Why they argue for a particular version of voluntarism for understanding moral obligations and divine command theory.
- How natural moral law theory figures into their discussion.
- What their discussion contributes to understanding the problem of evil.
- How distinctive Christian teaching advances and benefits the discusion on "theistic foundations of morality."
... and so much more!
To read the complete text of the interview, please click here.