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date: 20 October 2021

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This chapter begins by considering the relationship between Christian ethics and moral philosophy. The analysis then turns to the period between the Reformation (from the early sixteenth century) and the death of St Alphonsus Liguori (in 1787). It discusses arguments for and against voluntarism; fundamental morality as genuine morality; pagan virtue; what Christian morality adds to morality; moral and positive obligations; and divine love and divine justice.

Keywords: Christianity, ethical theory, morality, moral philosophy, Reformation, voluntarism, pagan virtue, divine love, divine justice

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