The Moral Argument

The Traces of God in the Moral Universe

David Baggett, PhD

Dr. David Baggett first wrote Good God: The Theistic Foundations of Morality (Oxford University Press, 2011), then God & Cosmos: Moral Truth and Human Meaning (Oxford University Press, 2016), followed by The Moral Argument: A History (Oxford University Press, 2019) and finally, David finished the tetralogy in 2024, with A Personal God and a Good World: The Coherence of the Christian Moral Vision (Oxford University Press, 2024). It is not hyperbole to say that no one in all of history knows more, or has written more, on the moral argument for God, than David Baggett. Here in the essay The Moral Argument: The Traces of God in the Moral Universe, David surveys and summarizes the moral argument for the existence of God.


About the Author

David Baggett (PhD, Wayne State University) is the author of numerous books and articles including Good God: The Theistic Foundations of Morality, winner of the Christianity Today 2012 apologetic book of the Year award. David serves as general editor for the website Moralapologetics.com and is currently professor of philosophy and Director of the Center for Moral Apologetics at Houston Baptist University.

David Baggett, PhD