Essays that analyse the philosophical challenges for belief in objective morality.
We examine the concept of happiness as presented in the moral theories of Utilitarianism (egoistic and universalistic, Natural Law, and the Ethical Rationalism theory of Alan Gewirth.
Examines the moral theory of Alan Gewirth, as presented in his book Reason and Morality, to see whether this perspective is consistent with the Biblical law of love.
Compares the holiness and Calvinist definitions of sin and seeks to find common ground between what is often considered to be very contrary positions.
Examines the Moral Government idea that sin is a change of ultimate intention of the will, and seeks to move beyond limitations in the way this has been formulated historically.
Charles Finney claimed that all sin reduces to selfishness. James Fairchild, Finney's successor at Oberlin, took exception to this position. We examine Finney's and Fairchild's views, and seek to find a synthesized view more consistent to the evidence.