Must Morality be Grounded in God? | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Must Morality Be Grounded in God?

    April 5-6, 2013

    Plenary Speakers:

    John Rist, Catholic University of America;

    Mark Murphy, Georgetown University

    Christopher Tollefsen, University of South Carolina

    This ancient question has arisen anew in the contemporary atheism debate. Some say that morality can hold its ground on a naturalistic basis and without any transcendent foundation. On the other side are those who claim that morality is not intelligible without being placed in some theistic framework. Even Christian philosophers do not always agree among themselves about how moral knowledge is grounded in religious knowledge, nor even about how morality itself is grounded in God. The conference aims at sorting out these issues.

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