A Textbook of Christian Ethics

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A monument at the Texas State Capitol depicting the Ten Commandments. In seeing this difference he becomes aware of the invitation to respond in freedom to this absolute gift. c. I got into teaching in general, and teaching theology in particular, to do people some good. In the Roman Catholic tradition, natural law can best be understood as human reason directing human beings to their end in accord with their nature. Second, truth is bold.� It tells it the way it is.� And so does the Bible.
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Preservation and Protest: Theological Foundations for an

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We need to take this into account not only when considering our own well-being but especially in our dealing with other persons. Or, working with the same model but from the other direction, one could say that particular judgments can reveal a person's functioning moral rules. Moral quandries? "Seek ye first the Kingdom...") I am grateful that Dennis H. is neither on the pro- or anti-Hauerwas bandwagon, as many are these days. Punishment as deterrent In conversations about how to deal with criminals one often hears arguments like the following: 'Of course criminals should be punished.
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Feeding Your Appetites: Take Control of What's Controlling

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President Abraham Lincoln, in National Proclamation of Prayer and Repentance, 1863 Beverly Wildung Harrison and Shirley Cloyes, “Theology and Morality of Procreative Choice,” ch. 20 in DALY, Feminist Theological Ethics, pp. 213-32. Wayne Grudem [95] Chapter 32: Doctrine of Election and Reprobation (Pt. 1 of 2) - Dr. The reasoning goes that as God is the creator, God is the author of natural morality; those who do the work of God are therefore somehow authorized to interpret this natural morality.
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Singing at the Winepress: Ecclesiastes and the Ethics of

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Finally, he heard in the stillness of his nightly meditations a whispered answer from on high: "First: buy.. . a.. . ticket." He reminds us of the warning in Genesis 2:16-17 that man is "not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil." The need to refer to the New... 6 The Sermon on the Mount and Christian Ethics (pp. 134-167) The Sermon on the Mount is a Gospel text of prime importance for Christian ethics.
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Ethics and the National Economy

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Homosexuality, the only specific area of sexual ethics that is treated at some length in all three books, will be used to help illustrate their general views on this topic. Excellent post and great comments, this is a lot of food for thought. With all this said, however, it cannot be denied that religion plays some role in the moral lives of people, such as African people, who are said to be “incurably religious”. The Risk Management Service is available Monday through Thursday. Available at: http://www.responsafortoday.com/eng_index.html.
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Bioethics Matters: A Guide for Concerned Catholics

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Within the Catholic tradition the failure to use ordinary measures to preserve life is morally equivalent to suicide. However, I understand that if my professional license or certification has been revoked by any other professional organization or state board, then I may lose my membership status with CAPS. This exposition of the nature of marriage from a theistic standpoint is diametrically opposed to the views of modern Darwinists.
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The Church and Development in Africa: Aid and Development

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Must not ethics also critically reflect on why such a situation has emerged in the first place? {57} According to MacIntyre the reason for decisionist ethics is that there is no longer a single moral vision which informs our morality. In spite of the ubiquity of the search, there is often something of an elusive quality about truth. They are covenant demands for a people who know both grace and calling,” he said. Christians are exhorted to follow the principles found in the Bible, and as interpreted from time to time by religious leaders, for the self-interested reason that doing so could be the means of achieving salvation.
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Metabioethics and Biomedicine

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He errs first by not recognizing other attributes of God, such as His holiness, when determining his goals; second, by failing to define love in terms consistent with God’s revelation of Himself; and third, by assuming that man is in a position to decide how love is best served. Anaesthetists did not willingly accept this implicit accusation concerning their ability to appraise the 323 Aureliano Pacciolla quantity and quality of the anaesthesia on the bases of physiological and surgical parameters.
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Bioethics and the Common Good (The Pere Marquette Lecture in

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In my preaching responsibilities, I will give adequate time to prayer and preparation, so that my presentation will be biblically based, theologically correct, and clearly communicated. The highest pleasure is naturally bound up with this activity, yet, to constitute perfect happiness, external goods must also supply their share. Unless we make all of our moral judgments idiosyncratically, however, particular decisions are usually rooted in some structure of moral norms.
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A Theology of Engagement

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And then there are non-theological approaches such as practical morality and moral philosophy. See: By the 1950s American conservatives were emphasizing the Judeo-Christian roots of their values. [21] In 1958, economist Elgin Groseclose claimed that it was ideas "drawn from Judeo-Christian Scriptures that have made possible the economic strength and industrial power of this country." [22] Senator Barry Goldwater noted that conservatives "believed the communist projection of man as a producing, consuming animal to be used and discarded was antithetical to all the Judeo-Christian understandings which are the foundations upon which the Republic stands." [23] Ronald Reagan frequently emphasized Judeo-Christian values as necessary ingredients in the fight against Communism.
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