Human nature as God's purpose

Religious Studies 43 (4):443-455 (2007)
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This article responds to one of Thaddeus Metz's criticisms of the theory that the meaning of life is to fulfil a purpose assigned by God. In particular, it addresses the argument that only an atemporal God could ground meaning but that an atemporal God could not assign a purpose. In order to do this, the article first argues that Metz's criticisms misread the relevant sense of purpose. It then argues that on a more plausible reading of 'purpose', we can see that it is in fact the kind of thing that an atemporal God could assign
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DOI 10.1017/S0034412507009055
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