Category: Ethics

Ethics

Ethics and Atonement

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Good News to the Poor: Wealth and Poverty in Luke-Acts. Now, in the wake of the February 6 Supreme Court of Canada decision establishing a right to “physician-assisted death,” the professional group of Ontario physicians seems poised to compel doctors to perform—or refer—the killing of the aged, ill, or incapacitated. It is noteworthy that the Greek word ethike, from which the English word ‘ethics’ derives means ‘character.’ (ethos) What we call ‘ethics’ Aristotle calls ‘the study (or, science) of character’, he ethike.
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A Moral Ontology for a Theistic Ethic: Gathering the Nations

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What these provisions are meant to stave off is made clear in the alarmed words of one of the leaders of the rebellion in Eastern Ukraine, Aleksandr Matyushin: In Europe they have sodomy, same-sex marriage, a fully degraded society. Wars usually arise from a whole tangle of reasons, so that to select one major reason as a 'just cause' is a moral fiction. Both believe that public policy cannot retreat into a privacy-centered moral neutrality with regard to (1) the moral status of the fetus and (2) whether one can kill or refuse to sustain a fetus.
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Good Punishment?: Christian Moral Practice and U.S.

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Do not even the publicans the same ?"15 An all-embracing love is enjoined because God's love is like that. [Tip: If you wish to print out the syllabus, check your printer options to see if you can print in black and white or grayscale or without the background.] Nature and Purpose of Course: There are a variety of ways to study Christian Ethics. This is a romantic, nostalgic, and somewhat melancholic outlook of American national identity, badly suited for the cosmopolitan perspective needed today to solve international conflicts peacefully.
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After War, Is Faith Possible?: The Life and Message of

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Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1990. We’re going to talk about the truth concerning money, self-esteem, how to respond to authority, and more. As I grew up in the church I did not always understand the rigidity of the doctrine as well as I should have, but I understood the essence of it. In the next section we use these multiple measures to better specify the relationship of religion and individual ethics. If a patient is incapable of making medical decisions, a proxy or surrogate, as an eldest son or a daughter who may be living with the parent and is in a position to best know the patient's wishes, is called upon to make treatment decisions.
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Redeeming the Time: A Christian Approach to Work and Leisure

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His sister-in-law goes on to seduce her father-in-law by posing as a prostitute (38:15) and is finally called the most righteous of all the characters in the story (38:26). Dr Timothy Quill has become a prominent spokesman challenging the wisdom and tradition that 'Doctors must not kill'. Three texts in Genesis ground another important insight for Christian ethics—the reference to humanity, male and female, created in the image of God (use of the Latin term, imago dei, for this concept of God’s image probably began with these passages in Genesis 1:26-27; 5:1; 9:5-6).
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Christian Ethics: A Historical Introduction

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Morality and Social Criticism: The Force of Reasons in Discursive Practice. Do all the things you know you're supposed to do spiritually. And he goes right down five and lists them. And what he's saying is don't tell me you love me, prove it. Lane (eds), The New Dictionary of Theology (Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1987) and 'Moral life, Christian' in Dwyer (ed.), The New Dictionary of Catholic Social Thought. 12 E. That's not to say he is wrong, I agree with him a great deal. In this case the result is a religion of sacramentalism rather than of prophecy.
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Concerning Christian Liberty (Annotated)

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They hold that, if the questioner has no right to the information, it can be legitimate to tell an untruth. Austin, J., 1965, How to Do Things With Words, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Character is defined by the Akan thinkers in terms of habits, which result from a person's deeds or actions: ‘character comes from your actions’ (or deeds: nneyee), says an Akan traditional thinker. Human Development as Revealed in the Holy Qurʾan and Hadith (The Creation of Man Between Medicine and the Qurʾan).
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Theology for International Law

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I'm not sure Bain's book really gave me workable strategies to do that, but he has strengthened my resolve to look for ways that will work for me. The point is that there is an important distinction in what Christians are and are not permitted to do in thinking about ethics. It is the simple acknowledgement of a logical difficulty, that in the face of two competing value claims that conflict with each other there is no arbiter between them and one is obligated to do the best he can with the limited truth that is available to him, but not to claim more for himself or for his piece of truth than the circumstances warrant.] Third and not unrelated to the two previous points, the Christian Right tends to have very simplistic attitudes toward very complex issues that make it difficult to engage them in constructive dialogue.
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The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love

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Once religion is limited to the private arena, sharing one’s faith becomes difficult and responsibility is denied. “What I do is my business.” This attitude has contributed to the loss of Christian ethics both in the ministry and in the pew. What should you do, call the cable company and fess up or start popping popcorn and enjoy?) 1. At least, the only extended response to it I have seen from the Lutheran tradition (Timo Laato, Paulus und das Judentum [Abo: Abo Akademis forlag, 1991]) goes no further than an unabashed rehearsal of standard Lutheran exegesis.
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Walking in the Ways of the Lord: The Ethical Authority of

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For instance, if he went too high, say if he went to the observation deck of the World Trade Center, he would feel no confidence at all, only anxiety. Your selection (topic) has been submitted. In some cases, approaches to ethics have presumed that men were the only moral agents. We blindly exist in a fundamental paradox. Each might say to the other: 'I am I and I am you; together you and I are we'. Arguably the most westernized of the post-communist nations of Eastern Europe, the tiny Mitteleuropean country recently became the first to cave to pressure to ratify same-sex marriage.