Holy Good or Wholly Good?

5 Jan 2016 19:30 Duncan McGibbon - BRLSI Convenor


The dilemma has had a major effect on the philosophical theism of the monotheistic religions, but in a modified form: ‘Is what is morally good commanded by God because it is morally good, or is it morally good because it is commanded by God?’ Ever since Plato's original discussion, this question has presented a problem for some theists and atheists, though others have thought it a false dilemma, and it continues to be an object of theological and philosophical discussion today.