Apologetics, Theology, Dispensationalism, Covenant Theology, Continuity, Discontinuity, One-Torah Theology, Immutability, Euthyphro's Dilemma, Moral Apologetics, Torah
All moral apologists, at one time or another, engage with the Euthyphro dilemma and all theologians engage, at one point or another, the issue of continuity or discontinuity of the Mosaic Covenant and Torah in general. The general view among apologists is that correct theology can be determined by its logical consistency and explanatory power considering philosophical, existential, and scientific principles. This study examines how answering the Euthyphro dilemma as a false dilemma, which is a common position among apologists actually produces theological contradictions primarily in the realm of theology proper and specifically immutability, issues in hamartiology and an improper distinction between sin and morality, and ultimately in Torah discontinuity. This study therefore, examines how contemporary theologies have fallen victim to the venom of Euthyphro’s dilemma as a result of their theological commitments and presuppositions, which unintentionally sets up an intellectual and theological barrier to belief. This examination shows that the consistent application of the Euthyphro’s false dilemma ultimately leads to Mosaic Continuity as the theo-logical conclusion of marrying moral apologetics and theology.
McKenzie, Gregory S.. 2021. "In the Wake of Euthyphro's False Dilemma." Eleutheria 5, (2). https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/eleu/vol5/iss2/6
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