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Self Love and Christian Ethics (New Studies in Christian

Self Love and Christian Ethics (New Studies in Christian

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In the ethics of the Lovedu, a South Bantu ethnic group of the Transvaal: Right conduct is relative always to the human situation and morality is oriented not from any absolute standards of honesty or truth but from the social good in each situation. Barry Asmus [213] Trusting God, Live by Faith, - Praise Him - Dr. Although it is less pronounced now, in recent years there was some tension between the “Yale/Duke” school on this issue and the “Chicago/Claremont” one.

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African Women, Religion, and Health: Essays in Honor of

African Women, Religion, and Health: Essays in Honor of

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The anti-abortion argument depends upon several premises some of which are not self-evidently true or universally-agreed to be true: a. a “child” comes into being at the moment of conception; b. abortion involves killing a child; d. what is morally wrong should be made illegal. Perhaps a sensible interpretation of righteous judgment is that it points to the reasoning of facts and of what is fair, equitable, and just.

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Sex, Gender, and Christianity

Sex, Gender, and Christianity

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They reached out to all the nations of the known world because their ethic was the exact opposite of purity! Some churches regard the Scriptures as the sole authority in every matter religious, others recognize the role played by philosophy and/or consensus in the formation of fundamental principles. Instead, Northcott proposes, “to indicate how we might arrive at a more precise ordering of human and non-human goods and values from moral resources within an orthodox Christian tradition – and particularly the natural law tradition” (163). “The Hebrew Bible offers [an]…account of the relations between the human self, the social order and natural ecological order, and between all of these and God” (164) that provides a foundation for an orthodox environmental ethics.

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Jacques Ellul: Essential Spiritual Writings (Modern

Jacques Ellul: Essential Spiritual Writings (Modern

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A particular action, such as stealing my neighbor's car, is judged wrong since it violates a moral rule against theft. Many contemporary Protestants see in Scripture the description of the mighty acts of God in history to which followers of Jesus must respond, and they consequently adopt a responsibility model of Christian ethics rather than a deontological approach. She has very good things to say on the various concrete issues she addresses, and I would have no hesitation in recommending this book to anyone who wanted a careful analysis of the issues it covers.

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Morality: A Response To God's Love; Case Studies

Morality: A Response To God's Love; Case Studies

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The Ten Commandments are the most visible and powerful expression of God’s will for his people. Or it can be seen as a vocational necessity required of Jesus because no lesser means than the sacrifice of life could have been the instrument of salvation for the community. The bulk of examples from the biblical tradition come from the Old Testament. HAUERWAS, “The Church and Liberal Democracy: The Moral Limits of a Secular Polity,” in COC, pp. 72-86. While there are moral theories which deny this element of guilt, it is nevertheless a constant experience of human life and even when it is explicitly denied it is usually covertly affirmed.

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Sins That Crucify

Sins That Crucify

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If an inability to foresee the harmful consequences of an act exonerates someone who engages in that act, then an inability to identify the act’s intrinsic wrongness does the same thing. (And this can happen in degrees.) For example, if it is immoral to lend money at usury, and if someone who has been taught his entire life that usury is entirely permissible (and even beneficial), then he will be exonerated of any guilt for opening a savings account with 0.50% APY.

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Theology: Explained & Defended Vol. 4

Theology: Explained & Defended Vol. 4

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So the rule against lying to a patient is grounded in principles such as respect for persons, for patient autonomy, and for truthfulness itself. Individuals are but a thin film spread over the greatness of being human. Coach is not the Holy Spirit for the client. The move to the academy means that Christian ethics now addresses both the church and the academy with different emphases according to different individuals. When it comes to ethics, the young women being taught modesty and abstinence are often wondering why they should do what the Bible says.

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Reasoning Together: A Conversation on Homosexuality,

Reasoning Together: A Conversation on Homosexuality,

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This is evident from the Gospel’s talk of the Savoir about divorce. September 24, 2000 "Health Care as a Right: Has the Time Come?" will be addressed by former U. For the reader from the dominant culture, such praxis is not about exchanging social locations with the marginalized but completely leveling and dismantling racist, sexist, and classist power structures. Therefore, any claim to authoritative action or teaching in the Church is bound up with revelation. It is possible for one to attempt a biblical ethic that makes such an explanation of biblical morality, but that ethic would be based on the moral teaching found in Scripture.

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The Social Principles of Jesus

The Social Principles of Jesus

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Churches restful to the very eye, and into which the weary and heavy-laden can enter and join in the worship of their Creator for no larger an admission fee than it costs on the Bowery to see the bearded lady or the Zulu giant eight feet high. Even in the Decalogue, we cannot assume that all the verses are equally permanent. Sometimes it fell to the level of merely clothing the naturalistic philosophy and the utilitarian ethics of modernity with pious phrases.

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Love and Forgiveness for a More Just World (Religion,

Love and Forgiveness for a More Just World (Religion,

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Faces of Hunger--An Essay on Poverty, Justice and Development. Christian faith is, in other words, a type of optimism which places its ultimate confidence in the love of God and not the love of man, in the ultimate and transcendent unity of reality and not in tentative and superficial harmonies of existence which human ingenuity may contrive. Sadly he left a widow and three young children. Alternatively, he could believe miscegenation to be unwise while believing racial nationalism to be a merely “good idea” (productive of increased safety and prosperity) though not morally normative. (I myself would argue that racial nationalism is morally normative, and that such a position is good reason to accept strong kinism.) But that might be your exact point, Shotgun: if weak kinists can hold differing views on racial nationalism while still officially qualifying as weak kinists, then it looks as if the differentiating factor among kinists is their particular view of interracial marriage, as though that were all that mattered.

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