College of Arts and Sciences
This project examines the Judeo-Christian notion of God’s essential perfection as a problem for God’s praiseworthiness. Granted that God cannot commit any action less perfect than what God performs, God seems to lack the freedom to be responsible and is thus rendered ineligible for praise. In exploring another kind of responsibility, I argue that an essentially perfect God can be considered responsible in another sense, which may warrant at least one form of praise-practice: a praise that simply acknowledges expression of the Good.
God (Christianity); Praise of God; Christianity and literature
Citation: Pilot Scholars Version (Modified MLA Style)
Cortens, Isabel, "Is a Perfect God Worthy of Our Praise?" (2020). Honors Projects. 23.