Divine Command Theory: Definition & Ethics


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How might a theist view morality?

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1. In what way might a believer in divine command theory argue that belief in God is different than belief in a sea monster?

2. What might a theist argue is a benefit of divine command theory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will determine your knowledge of the divine command theory. Quiz topics include the moral views of theists as well as ways in which they might argue the benefits of divine command theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

While taking the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • A theist standpoint on morality
  • Benefits of divine command theory
  • Aims of those who promote divine command theory
  • Non-religious people and moral behavior

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding divine command theory
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about its premise
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related philosophy lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about the influence of divine command theory, look at the lesson Divine Command Theory: Definition & Ethics. This lesson covers the following subjects:

  • Existence of God and the nature of the universe
  • Approaches to the concept of God
  • Agnostics, atheists, and theists