Rawlings School of Divinity
Master of Divinity (MDiv)
Abelard, Christianity, Consequentialism, Gospels, Mill, Utilitarianism
Christianity | History of Religions of Western Origin | Other Religion | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Witt, John, "Christ's Consequentialism in Light of Abelard and Mill" (2017). Masters Theses. 478.
An exegetical investigation of the ethical teachings of Christ seen throughout the Gospel accounts. Christ's consequentialist teachings are further clarified by investigating the works of Peter Abelard and John Stuart Mill. Brief reviews of modern consequentialists and utilitarians are given, and finally a cumulative formulation of a working Christian utilitarian ethic is formulated.