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God's Own Ethics: Norms of Divine Agency and the Argument from Evil

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2018.07.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mark C. Murphy, God's Own Ethics: Norms of Divine Agency and the Argument from Evil, Oxford University Press, 210 pp., $70.00, ISBN 9780198796916. Reviewed by Craig Duncan, Ithaca College Suppose that I stumble upon a machine with a button labeled "Malaria Be Gone." It is a magic button, it turns out, that only I can press. If I press it, then malaria will go the way of smallpox, disappearing with no counterproductive ecological or social effects. However, I choose not to press the button. When asked why not, I reply: "I have no wish to concern myself with malaria, even for the moment it takes me to press the button." This would be puzzling behavior on my part. Surely the tremendous human suffering that malaria causes is a strong reason for any person to eradicate it if he or she easily could, unless eradicating malaria for... Read More

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