Intro to Ethics Ch. 2 Divine Command Theory
General questions about morality
Is it possible to know whats right but have no motivation at all to act rightly?
Are actions right or wrong only relative to some culture or individual or are some actions
Ethics Ch. 2 Divine Command Theory Notes
Suppose: What is right or obligatory is what is commanded by God
But: Are those things right because God commanded them; or did God command them because
they are right?
Euthyphros Dilemma (the question above)
UNIT 10 NEW TESTAMENT
1. To the church at which city did Paul write the longest letters?
2. The church that was the most confused was the church at
UNIT 9 NEW TESTAMENT
1. Paul was born in what is now
2. Paul was most likely educated in
3. Which early church is a good model for a contemporary multiracial c
UNIT 7 NEW TESTAMENT
1. Which country was the dominant military and political force of the second century?
2. Octavian was known in the New Testament as
a. Julius Caesar
b. Herod Antipas
c. Caesar Augustus
UNIT 8 NEW TESTAMENT
1. Where was the gospel of salvation through Jesus first preached?
2. Chapters 812 of Acts begin a focus on
a. the message of Christ crucified
b. the impact on individual lives
UNIT 5 - NEW TESTAMENT
1. Jesus came primarily as
a. a preacher-teacher
b. a theologian
c. a researcher
d. a writer
2. The words Jesus spoke were primarily meant to
3. What kind of language was Jesu
UNIT 6 - NEW TESTAMENT
1. Whose view of the interrelationship of the Gospels was held until the eighteenth century?
a. Theophilis of Antioch
2. In the second century, Celsus
a. studied the Gospels using the Au
UNIT 3 NEW TESTAMENT
1. The Gospel of Mark can best be described as
a. a book of history
b. a historical novel
c. a short novel
d. a long short story
2. Why has the Gospel of Mark become the favorite Gospel today?
a. It has been a focus of moder
UNIT 4 NEW TESTAMENT
1. Matthew, Mark, and Luke contain similar stories, chronologies, and teachings. For this reason they
2. Approximately what percentage of the content of the Gospe
UNIT 1 NEW TESTAMENT
1. Which does not describe the meaning of the word Torah?
2. Which book is found in the Torah?
b. 2 Kings
3. Which best describes the New Te
UNIT 2 NEW TESTAMENT
1. What is meant by the term kerygma?
a. analysis of the New Testament
b. preached message
c. gospel story
d. relationship of the Old Testament to the New Testament
2. Approximately how many Old Testament prophecies about Je
Socrates who never wrote anything down was considered the wisest man in Athens, but tries to prove
he is not wise.
He taught Plato (who wrote Euthyphro through his eyes). Plato taught Aristotle
Pious What Im doing right now; prosecuting the wron
Letter from Birmingham City Jail
Collection of facts to determine whether injustices exists
MLK basically explains that he feels his actions are only untimely to those who have ne
The Singer Solution to World Poverty
Singer is a Consequentialist
Good consequence = good decision
Choose the better consequence
Rightness & wrongness depend on consequence
Argument by Analogy
Start with an example then draw a conclusion
o Then given a pa
Feeding the Hungry
If we have a duty to feed the hungry, then not doing so might be equivalent to killing.
Casey Anthony case
Drowning a kid physically holding its head underwater
Letting it drown not being the cause for them being underwater but doing no
Moral Law is Natural Law it is right if it is natural
Natural Law Theory solves 4 problems:
1. How morality depends on something more than human opinion
a. Human nature is an objective opinion (standard) of morality
b. Expressing human nature