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1. Robinson, Jeffrey. Christ and the Cradle: The Explanatory Power of Christian Theism for Basic Moral Sensibilities on the Ontology of Children.

Degree: 2017, Liberty University

We have excellent reasons to take moral intuitions about the moral treatment of children seriously. In fact, this gives us excellent prima facie reason to believe in God as the best explanation of, say, the inherent dignity of people, including children. But when we look to the past, we see that often children have been horribly treated and not accorded worth. And today, still, there are lots of disturbing trends as to how they’re treated, which invariably reflect deficient worldviews. Ultimately, it’s not just theism we need, but something more, arguably Christian theology, which makes great sense of our best moral intuitions about the little ones. The theology of Christianity, and the special revelation we have in Scripture, gives us even deeper reasons to take with great seriousness our moral intuitions and insights about the humane treatment of children, the most vulnerable of our species. In this way, Christianity can receive some corroboration from our best considered judgments about the value of children, and we can identify the resources we need to battle troubling contemporary trends of child mistreatment.

Subjects/Keywords: Children; Culture; Morality; Ontology; Philosophy; Presuppositions; Ethics in Religion; History of Christianity; Other Religion; Religion; Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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APA (6th Edition):

Robinson, J. (2017). Christ and the Cradle: The Explanatory Power of Christian Theism for Basic Moral Sensibilities on the Ontology of Children. (Doctoral Dissertation). Liberty University. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/doctoral/1536

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Robinson, Jeffrey. “Christ and the Cradle: The Explanatory Power of Christian Theism for Basic Moral Sensibilities on the Ontology of Children.” 2017. Doctoral Dissertation, Liberty University. Accessed September 20, 2017. http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/doctoral/1536.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Robinson, Jeffrey. “Christ and the Cradle: The Explanatory Power of Christian Theism for Basic Moral Sensibilities on the Ontology of Children.” 2017. Web. 20 Sep 2017.

Vancouver:

Robinson J. Christ and the Cradle: The Explanatory Power of Christian Theism for Basic Moral Sensibilities on the Ontology of Children. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Liberty University; 2017. [cited 2017 Sep 20]. Available from: http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/doctoral/1536.

Council of Science Editors:

Robinson J. Christ and the Cradle: The Explanatory Power of Christian Theism for Basic Moral Sensibilities on the Ontology of Children. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Liberty University; 2017. Available from: http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/doctoral/1536

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