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Ethics and Eternity

David Baggett and Jerry L. Walls

in Good God

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199751808
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894840 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751808.003.0011
Ethics and Eternity

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This final chapter discusses the moral significance of heaven and hell, the moral import of the resurrection in terms of revealing the human telos, and aspects of the human condition without which no moral picture is entirely complete. It also discusses the ineliminable growth in virtue and holiness that is a vital component of Christian soteriology, and how the afterlife both invests the questions of morality with great significance while also demonstrating that morality, finally and ideally, is replaced with something else far greater, of which morality in the here and now offers but a provisional intimation.

Keywords: Trinity; resurrection; incarnation; moral motivation; self-interest; sacrifice; death; hope; virtue; eschatology

Chapter.  9531 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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