Divine Glory Consequentialism

Divine Glory Consequentialism is my proposal for a Christian ethical framework for decision making whose guiding principle is that God’s glory (i.e. honor, respect, adoration, etc.) should be maximized. I detail it in a discussion with my friend The Socratic Sessions (he is editing it to be uploaded to YouTube) and my slides for the presentation are given below. I will discuss this idea (which is an old idea put in modern ethical terms) some on this blog in the future.

Slides from The Socratic Sessions discussion

Note: in the slides and in the video, I call it divine glory utilitarianism rather than consequentialism. However, I realized that utilitarianism is committed to maximizing well-being specifically (in whatever is one’s preferred account of well-being, such as hedonism or desire-satisfaction), and divine glory is not an account of well-being, so maximizing God’s glory is more accurately described as a form of consequentialism rather than utilitarianism.