Philosophia Christi 18 (1):79-96 (2016)

Philip Reed
Canisius College
This paper examines and evaluates from a Christian perspective the common Christian presumption against pleasing people, which is roughly the idea that Christians should not be motivated by or delight in the favorable opinion of others. I argue that several ways of saving the idea that Christians can blamelessly care what others think about them are misguided or insufficient. I contend that the most important way to save this idea is by drawing attention to concern for the opinions of others in the context of a social role.
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  Philosophy and Religion
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DOI 10.5840/pc20161816
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