Category Archive: Ethics

Nov 27

Oh God, Oh God, Oh God!: Young Adults Speak Out About

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Insofar as the theory pretends normatively to resolve the irresolvable, it is analytically absurd. Leonard Hodgson, Sex and Christian Freedom: An Enquiry (London: SCM Press, 1967), p. 42; quoted by Nineham, Use, p. 75. Responsa in a Moment: Halakhic Responses to Contemporary Issues. All other virtues hinge on these four: prudence, justice, fortitude, and... temperance. • Plato first discussed the cardinal virtues in the Republic, and they entered into Christian teaching by way of Plato's disciple Aristotle. • Unlike the theological virtues, which are the gifts of God through grace, the four cardinal virtues can be practiced by anyone; thus, they represent the foundation of natural morality.

Nov 27

The heart of the new thought,

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For the fall has shattered the kind of world God desired for man. There are few specific examples which can be taken from the New Testament literature. Views on Christian ethics and morality vary from denomination and even within denominations. Walking With the Poor: Principles and Practices of Transformational Development. Biblical Exposition Demonstrate the ability to properly and effectively interpret, apply, and communicate the Scriptures.

Nov 27

Understanding Paul's Ethics: Twentieth-Century Approaches

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As an introduction to Christianity, this course will investigate a number of the “contexts” in which it began, in which it developed, and in which we find it today. In the absence of a shared ethic that finds its origin in a transcendent God, there is but one thing left to mold the morality of the population: power. I expect that you will let me know which project you are already enrolled in by Sept. Potential Those members of the Warnock committee who based their dissent on the potential of the embryo to develop into a human person were on much firmer ground than those who look to the evidence of science to support their argument for actual personhood.

Nov 27

The Future of Christian Ethics

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In Season 4 we find that she's going to have not one--but three babies. One can clearly perceive this mind-set in the frequent use of the derogatory term “illegal alien.” As if the illegality would define not a specific delinquency, but the entire being of the migrant. In a society as we live in today, with very little true morality or very loose morals, how could our youth not be affected? This is what allowed early Church Fathers to declare that the poor were being 'robbed' simply because the rich were rich.

Nov 27

Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics: Spring/Summer

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However, most of us reject the doctrine that marriages cannot by definition be dissolved. Thomas Jefferson and the great majority of our Founding Fathers explicitly put God into the national life of the United States, by putting the Creator into the Declaration of Independence. Like ethics, moral theology also deals with the moral actions of man; but unlike ethics it has its origin in supernaturally revealed truth. It is these standards revealed in His Word and quickened in the believer’s heart that forms the basis of Christian ethics.

Nov 26

Love and Christian Ethics: Tradition, Theory, and Society

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Sense and Sensuality: Jesus Talks with Oscar Wilde on the Pursuit of Pleasure by Ravi Zacharias (Multnomah, $9.99). It maintains the Hebraic idea of the dynamic character of history, but empties its world of references to the transcendent source of life and metning, thus arriving at its self-contained and self-sufficient history. It is at the point of a multitude of decisions about what to do or what not to do — how to do right and how to avoid doing what a Christian ought not to do — that the daily strains of living are most acute.

Nov 26

Get Your Hands Dirty: Essays on Christian Social Thought

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Many scholars have examined Western civilization and concluded that we are in its declining years. Husserl's program of ‘phenomenology’ was to recover a sense of certainty about the world by studying in exhaustive detail the cognitive structure of appearance. Her articles have appeared in the Hastings Center Report, The Journal of Philosophy and Medicine and Ethics and Behavior. As we remember those saving acts (e.g., in the Lord's Supper, the words of institution often are 'Do this in remembrance of me'), we are oriented toward God and God's intentions for the human community.

Nov 26

Hospitality_The Sacred Art: Discovering the Hidden Spiritual

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The same emphasis is found in the words "Whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: and whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be the servant of all."12 Pride is the form of egoism which corrupts the spirits of all those who possess some excellency of knowledge or achievement which distinguishes them from the crowd, so that they forget their common humanity and their equal unworthiness in the sight of God. Although marriage preparation courses can help, perhaps even more important is the quality of human development education and experience received in home and school.

Nov 26

DYING TO KILL: A Christian Perspective on Euthanasia and

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The Unforgiving Servant is a parable about forgiveness. Recognition of the worth of a human being is, according to the maxim, more important than caring for wealth. He guides the Christian though a thoughtful evaluation of several ethical debates and provides conclusions that are soundly based on scripture. Bensen, 'One hundred cases of post-anesthetic suggestion in the recovery room', American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis 14 (1971), p. 9; S.

Nov 26

Seven Deadly Sins

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In France the immigrants are getting more and more arrogant. Coupling their twin major themes of community and moral agency, they explore the formation of moral selfhood in community in a probing and powerful way using specific historical examples and also making specific suggestions about how the church should use the Bible as it practices the morality of faith in its corporate life and its wider social involvements. Another problem Another problem connected with hypnosis, although this time in the religious rather than the forensic sphere, concerns reincarnation.

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