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Introduction

JOHN E. HARE

in The Moral Gap

Published in print May 1997 | ISBN: 9780198269571
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683701 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269571.003.0001

Series: Oxford Studies in Theological Ethics

Introduction

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the gap between the moral demand and man’s natural capacity to meet it. This book examines philosopher Immanuel Kant’s ethical theory and moral theology and evaluates various strategies proposed for dealing with the gap between the moral demand and the limits of human natural capacity. It discusses traditional Christian doctrines about God’s assistance in meeting the moral demand and provides an account of human and divine forgiveness and of the Christian doctrines of sanctification, justification, and atonement.

Keywords: moral demand; Immanuel Kant; ethical theory; moral theology; God; forgiveness; natural capacity; atonement; justification; sanctification

Chapter.  1827 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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