Godless Morality

Keeping Religion Out of Ethics by Richard Holloway

Publisher: Canongate Pub Ltd

Written in English
Cover of: Godless Morality | Richard Holloway
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Subjects:

  • Ethics & moral philosophy,
  • Religion & Beliefs
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages163
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8923500M
ISBN 101841950076
ISBN 109781841950075

  In the first essay of Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals (OGM), he lays out his famous accusation: Christianity is the religion of . His book is merely a marker as Western society slides further down the helter-skelter of social decline and deeper into a wilderness whose shifting sands are blown about by the ever changing winds of a godless morality. Peter Selby, bishop of Worcester, wrote this review of Richard Holloway's Godless Morality: Keeping religion out of ethics for SoF Magazine. Richard Holloway is in no doubt, when it comes to ethical questions, that religion is a Bad Thing, and religionists who engage with ethical questions on the basis of their religion (apart from the author. Master–slave morality (German: Herren- und Sklavenmoral) is a central theme of Friedrich Nietzsche's works, particularly in the first essay of his book, On the Genealogy of che argued that there were two fundamental types of morality: "master morality" and "slave morality".Master morality values pride and power, while slave morality values .

  Godless Morality is a refreshing, courageous and human-centred justification for contemporary morality. Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd ISBN: Number of pages: Weight: g Dimensions: x x 11 mm Edition: Main - CanonsBook Edition: Main-Canons.   Otherwise, this book is a humane and sensible guide to and for the many kinds of Americans leading secular lives in what remains one of the most religious nations in the developed world. Advertisement. Morality, if God knows everything, has already been pre-ordained, set into action before you even knew your own existence. The omniscience of a higher power wipes out morality from good to merely to being an action, pre-determined though divine knowledge before it happened. (4) Morality without god, however, transcends this nuisance of omniscience.   It is only if morality is independent of God that we can make moral sense out of religious worship. It is only if morality is independent of God that any person can have a moral basis for adhering to God’s commands. Let me explain why. First let’s take a cold hard look at the consequences of pinning morality to the existence of God.

GODLESS MORALITY. There is not one verse in the Bible inhibiting slavery, but many regulating it. It is not then, we conclude, immoral. as is discussed in the “God is a Terrorist” chapter of this book. the morality of the master, is the “morality” of the ruling class. Under this moral code, that which enhances the strength of. Is it possible to be moral without believing in God? I would venture to say that moral is pretty much all there is without God. To be moral requires that we have some understanding of the rules governing our behavior and a willingness to live by those rules. I have pondered many times why someone has rules if they don’t believe in God (though a culture without rules would be . While we’re on the subject of morality, I will touch on a related artifact from a slightly earlier time. It is a book entitled “Godless Morality” by Richard Holloway, who was formally Bishop of Edinburgh for the Scottish Episcopal Church, and now describes himself as an “after-religionist.” Holloway was still formally a Christian in , when the book was first published, but had. Buy the Godless Morality ebook. This acclaimed book by Richard Holloway is available at in several formats for your eReader.

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Lucid, convincing and manifestly compassionate (Mary Warnock) This is a courageous book for a bishop to write, and everything it says about morality is right and true (Literary Review)A book of morals for our brave new world, by a very wise man by:   Godless Morality is, perhaps surprisingly given its title, written by Richard Halloway, Bishop of Edinburgh.

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A book written by a Bishop suggesting we take God out of ethics?/5. Godless Morality. Jan 4, Peter Singer. Is religion necessary for morality. Many people consider it outrageous, even blasphemous, to deny the divine origin of morality.

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Tell me about Godless Morality by Richard Holloway. That is an amazing book, because it was written when he was still Bishop of Edinburgh. He was very much loved as bishop because he’s a wonderful pastoral clergyman but also a man of great learning and he was anxious to say that there’s no need to found morality on religion.

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This is a refreshing, courageous and human-centred justification for contemporary morality/5(27). We can argue whether this or that alleged claim emanated from God, but surely it is better to leave God out of the argument altogether and find strong human reasons for supporting the systems that we advocate.

Godless Morality is a refreshing, courageous and human-centred justification for contemporary morality. Book-Based Discussion Guides for Progressive Christians by Carol Roberts Ballantine.

Wednesday, Aug Godless Morality by Richard Holloway Godless Morality. Richard Holloway. What do you think of the title of this book. Could we or should we move from a rules morality to a values morality. Do we have a domination system today.

Godless Morality tackles issues that affect us all -- it is a book with which every member of our society should engage. "Holloway's language and style are engaging, his research conscientious and his conclusions thoughtful and frequently wise." -- The Sunday Times (London) "A passionate, provocative and commonsense challenge to easy cant."4/5(2).

A Guide To A Godless Morality Author of the new book, "Living the Secular Life: New Answers to Old Questions." Also author of "Faith No More" and "Society Without God.". In my book Godless Morality (Holloway, ), I offer another example of this process at work in a way that is directly related to the field of reproductive technology: ‘In the controversy caused by physicians practising assisted insemination led to its formal condemnation by the Rom n Catholic Church.

Richard Holloway, Bishop of Edinburgh and the Scottish Episcopal Primate, brings to his highly readable Godless Morality seven years' experience on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) as well as a deep understanding of the urban environment in which he, along with many physicians, works.

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“A book of morals for our brave new world, by a very wise man indeed. Inspiring. Fascinating. and everything it says about morality is right and true. Literary Review. Lucid, convincing and manifestly compassionate.

Mary : So the book is limited to the very ernest protest against the influence of religion on social morals and a brave willingness to stand up and be counted. It stops there though. I would have liked the book to consider how the law reflects morality.

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Godless Morality is a refreshing, courageous and human-centred justification for contemporary morality. “The title of this book might suggest it is an unusual one for the Bishop of Edinburgh to have written, but one can’t help be glad that he did.

Read "Godless Morality Keeping Religion Out Of Ethics" by Richard Holloway available from Rakuten Kobo. The use of God in any moral debate is so problematic as to be almost worthless. We can argue whether this or that allege Brand: Canongate Books. Godless morality: keeping religion out of ethics.

[Richard Holloway] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for The title of this book might suggest it is an unusual one for the Bishop of Edinburgh to have written, but one can't help be glad that he did. Godless Morality is a refreshing, courageous and human-centred justification for contemporary morality.

About the Author Richard Holloway was Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal : Paperback. From a series called A MUCH BIGGER CONVERSATION, led by Richard Holloway, which aims to ignite debate around the bigger spiritual questions in life: Richard's.

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The title both intrigued me and perhaps disgusted or frightened me. A book written by a Bishop suggesting we take God out of ethics.

It sounded like a. Reviews of Godless Morality: Keeping Religion out of Ethics * A passionate, provocative and common sense challenge to easy cant. The Observer * Lucid, convincing and manifestly compassionate — Mary Warnock * A book of morals for our brave new world, by a very wise man indeed.

Inspiring. Fascinating. As we make our way through Dan Barker’s book, godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists, we now come to his chapter “For Goodness Sake.”The focus of this chapter is specifically the issue of morality and the question, “What is the basis for morality?”.

Godless Morality is a refreshing, courageous and human-centred justification for contemporary morality. Social Science by Roger V. Moseley Morality: A Natural History. By Taylor Decem Book Reviews Atheism, black nonbelievers, culture and religion, Ethics, gender, Humanism, Morality, New Atheism, Politics, race, Sikivu Hutchinson The so-called rise of the “nones,” or those who profess no religious affiliation on social surveys, is a phenomenon that has been widely publicized and talked about.

Godless Morality. Why Judeo-Christianity Is Necessary for Human Rights In his book God, Locke, and Equality, Waldron notes that even Locke—who, But insofar as it makes the fulfillment of individual desires, whatever they happen to be, the point of morality.

“godless”–by Dan Barker: An Extended Book Analysis (Part 3: Science, Morality, and the Bible) Posted on Febru by [email protected] / 8 Comments We now come to my third post about Dan Barker’s book godless, in which I will discuss chapter 6 which is entitled, “Refuting God.”.Godless Morality: Keeping Religion Out of Ethics by Richard Holloway (Jul) Paperback.

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