Challenges of Moral Leadership (Christian Perspectives on

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The mythical basis of the Hebraic world view enables Hebraic spirituality to enjoy the pleasures of this life without becoming engrossed in them, and to affirm the significance of human history without undue reverence for the merely human. As for 'playing God' it could be said that the whole aim of medical research and treatment, whether by drugs, vaccines or surgery, is 'interfering with nature' in that it aims to keep alive people who might otherwise die. Respect demands the observance of high ethical standards in laboratories and infertility clinics; it would clearly exclude, for example, the production of embryos for commercial purposes.

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I and Thou (Scribner Classics)

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The Hebrew term sifrut ha-musar ("ethical literature") can be defined either very explicitly or in a general way. It has often been recognized that war unleashes forces and powers that soon get beyond the grips of the leaders and generals to control – there is too much “fog” in war, as Clausewitz noted, but that fog is also a moral haze in which truth and trust are early casualties. The evidence throughout the New Testament is that the Sabbath command was abrogated, without being replaced by any comparable commands.

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Christian Family and Contemporary Society (Ecclesiological

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I do not want to disappoint anybody the way he disappointed me. The key to Jesus' attitude on wealth is most succinctly stated in the words, "Where your treasure is there will your heart be also." As for chastity before marriage, I recall my father (he was a math professor at a Baptist College) giving a chapel talk where he told the students, “The person you’re dating right now is somebody’s future wife or husband. This means that the fundamental option is inseparable from conceptions of human flourishing, or what Gibson Winter has labelled an 'ideology of human fulfilment'. 5 The ideology of human fulfilment provides a normative orientation toward the realities of the world.

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Torah Unchained! A Search for Christian Morality.

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Thank you for what the Spirit of God has taught us. Catholic orthodoxy survived the Graeco-Roman culture in the matrix of which it was formed, but in it Isaiah's hope for redemption at the end of history was replaced by a reference toward a realm of transcendence above history, between which and the world of nature-history a sacramental institution mediated. It was, in fact, the tail-end of a movement (the so-called 'Biblical theology movement' in its 1940s/1950s form), whose scientific naivety had already been amply exposed by the time Catholic theology began enjoying its benefits.2 This is not to say that these benefits were not real as far as moral theology was concerned; only that they appear to have been made possible by methods of biblical interpretation which are now widely regarded as inadequate for scientific purposes.

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Old Testament Story and Christian Ethics: The Rape of Dinah

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Selling, 'Veritatis Splendor and the sources of morality', Louvain Studies 19(1994), pp. 3-17. 2 See Cynthia S. Christian Ethics, a Primer.. .. .. .. In that case, the bond was considered to be dissolved by this new act of life-long commitment which effectively terminated the marriage relationship (see Kelly, pp. 32—4). Augustine held that Plato had asserted that the supreme good, possession of which alone gives us blessedness, is God, ‘and therefore (Plato) thought that to be a philosopher is to be a lover of God.’ (De Civ.

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The Noonday Devil: Acedia, the Unnamed Evil of Our Times

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In fact, we need assistance from our reason to do this. Plato considered the soul to be trapped within the body, happily released upon death. He will also seek to discover what biblical principles (including love) apply. Understanding how the Lordship of Jesus Christ extends to all areas of life. For students who wish to study this topic further in the future, bibliographies on the history of Christian ethics are here: This syllabus represents current plans that are subject to change.

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Spiritual Defiance: Building a Beloved Community of

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James Gustafson, ‘The Place of Scripture in Christian Ethics: A Methodological Study,’ Interpretation 24 (1970), 430-55, reprinted in his Theology and Christian Ethics (Philadelphia: Pilgrim Press, 1974). Roman Catholic Theology in Practice (London: Geoffrey Chapman, 1997). The Westminster Dictionary of Christian Ethics. Christian Ethics: Sources of the Living Tradition. Voices From the Margin: Interpreting the Bible in the Third World. Even elsewhere in the New Testament, a thorough-going subordination of women is in evidence.12 In the light of this it might reasonably be asked whether, in the case of sexual ethics, we should take the Bible as a guide at all.

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Does Human Rights Need God? (The Eerdmans Religion, Ethics,

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Moral absolutism, in turn, has a strong positive relationship to altruistic decision-making criteria. And then madmen and scoundrels promise each side that theirs shall triumph in order to gain power and distribute favor and use the state for their own gain. We have an adversary who tries to deceive us and minds that are easily deceived.... [tags: Ethics] The Life of a Christian - In life we want to be the best, have the best of everything, and be surrounded by only the best people that can help us to achieve our desired goals.

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Character Makes a Difference: Where I'm From, Where I've

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These rules, however can not keep up with technology. Comprehensive Christian ethical writings have four distinguishable base points, or points of reference. And if there is no more accumulated record? But it must be a Christianity that attacks vested wrongs, not that spurious thing that defends them. At the same time, fallen man has retained the freedom to choose the right way with God’s help. Perhaps if that one was named Rahab, she might be able to make a case (James 2:25).

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Moral Theology, a Continuing Journey

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To be a moral subject is not, therefore, to strive for that centre of transcendence from which autonomous choices can be made. Justification by faith active in love stands at the heart of Lutheran theology and is opposed to merit, justification by works, and legalism. Society, home, and church are all indicated for the youth's apparent lack of Christian life-style. The separation of sex and procreation, I believe, has also lead to divorce and a lack of commitment to the sacrament of matrimony even when children are involved.

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