The book itch….

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OK, so now that I’ve done the PhD thing (well, I’ll have it when I graduate in May), and I’m always in the process of writing articles and sending them off for publication, and I’m still applying for a full time academic post, what am I missing? Of course – write a book!

So yesterday I started putting together a rough outline for a proposed book. It’s going to be a work on the moral argument for theism, its history and various versions, and then a defense of its premises, including defenses of its premises that have come, not from religious believers, but from skeptics. I’ve done a bit of looking around, and generally the argument is subsumed into broader works on philosophy of religion or apologetics. If there are full length treatments like this, they aren’t terribly prominent – unless I just haven’t come across them yet.

I’ll keep you posted on progress, when there is some.

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  • Derek February 18, 2008, 11:52 am

    Be sure to let me know when you get published so I can be the first to buy a book from Dr. Theonomy!!!

  • Glenn February 18, 2008, 2:23 pm

    Dr who?

  • Rupee February 19, 2008, 11:23 am

    Why argue for the existence of God of the need to obey Him? Why not just accept that what may be known about God is plain to them and they deliberately suppress the truth?

    Just because some people claim not to believe God exists doesn’t mean that’s what they actually know to be true.

    Leave such fools in their folly – don’t join them in it, giving credibility to their claims by answering them. Answer their folly by stating the fact that Jesus Christ has been appointed as their judge.

  • Glenn February 19, 2008, 4:38 pm

    Rupee, you seem to be using the kind of language that suggests that you adopt a presuppositional approach to apologetics.

    But even presuppositionalists like the late Greg Bahnsen used the moral argument to good effect. He argued (e.g. in his debate with Gordon Stein) that when the unbeliever presupposes moral truths, he or she is reaching into the theistic worldview. Although he did not call it that, this just is the moral argument.

  • SpinyNorman February 27, 2008, 8:16 am

    Will there be pirate and ninja battles?

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