Religious Luck

Linda Zagzebski
1994 Faith and Philosophy  
Recently the problem of moral luck identified by Joel Feinberg, Thomas Nagel, and Bernard Williams has captured a lot of attention in ethics. In this paper I argue that the problem exists for Christian moral theory and practice as well, and that the problem is magnified by certain aspects of Christian theology, including the doctrines of grace and of an eternal heaven and hell. I then consider five solutions to the problem, all of which involve modifying in one way or another either traditional
more » ... Christian doctrines or common views on the grounds for moral evaluation.
doi:10.5840/faithphil199411349 fatcat:47ixog5pk5f4pamwevtx5kfiqu