God's Own Ethics: Norms of Divine Agency and the Argument From Evil

Oxford University Press (2017)

Mark Murphy
Georgetown University
Mark C. Murphy addresses the question of how God's ethics differs from human ethics. Murphy suggests that God is not subject to the moral norms to which we humans are subject. This has immediate implications for the argument from evil: we cannot assume that an absolutely perfect being is in any way bound to prevent the evils of this world.
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