Date

4-2020

Document Type

Project

Faculty Advisor

Andrew Eshleman

College/School

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Philosophy

Abstract

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.

Subjects

God (Christianity); Praise of God; Christianity and literature

Publication Information

Copyright for this work is retained by the author.

PHL 491H: Senior Honor's Project

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