Journal of Moral Education 11 (1):32-40 (1981)

Abstract Moral development in both the Old and the New Testament is outlined. It is shown that the basis of morality for both Hebrews and Christians lies in their unique idea of God and that for them religion and morality are essentially one. The moral authority is God and though there is a sense in which moral obligation is imposed by God, the relationship between God and man overcomes the paradox between the externality of moral motivation and autonomy. Brief mention is made of certain inner motivation, conscience, reason and justice, in order to show that they are inadequate in themselves and that moral motivation needs the religious dimension. The article then outlines a philosophy of spirit seeking to show how true morality flows from the essential nature of persons who are in harmony with objective divine reality
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