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Responsibility and Atonement
According to how we treat others, we acquire merit or guilt, deserve praise or blame, and receive reward or punishment, looking in the end for atonement. In this study distinguished theological philosopher Richard Swinburne examines how these moral concepts apply to humans in their dealings with each other, and analyzes these findings, determining which versions of traditi ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 1st 1989 by Oxford University Press
(first published June 22nd 1989)
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In his first of four works on Christian themes, Swinburne introduces us to the intersections of morality, relationships, and theology in explaining why Jesus died on the cross to atone for sin. Swinburne opens with a discussion on moral terms in chapter one and follows with two chapters on moral responsibility - that is, that human beings are responsible for the choices they make. In chapter four through six, Swinburne discusses the consequences of these choices that either lead to merit and rew ...more
Richard G. Swinburne is an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford. Over the last 50 years Swinburne has been a very influential proponent of natural theology, that is, philosophical arguments for the existence of God. His philosophical contributions are primarily in philosophy of religion and philosophy of science. He aroused much discussion with his early work in the philoso ...moreMore about Richard Swinburne...