Category: Ethics

Ethics

A Treatise on Good Works (TREDITION CLASSICS)

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Burridge argues that: “The use of the Bible to defend apartheid is a good example of the problem of the selectivity of texts, especially those of rules, norms or commands.” The Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) infamously used the text from Genesis 1: 28—“Be fruitful and multiply”—which included the “diversity of humanity” as declared in Deuteronomy 32: 8-9, which reads: “When the Most High apportioned the nations, he fixed the boundaries of the peoples according to the number of gods; the Lord’s own portion was his people, Jacob his allotted share”–to justify both their own sense of identity as “people of the promise” and their command to live as a separate people in this land.
Ethics

Ethics in Pastoral Ministry

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But there are times when we become aware that, for all their similarities and their overlap, law and morality are different fields of experience. The Value of Life: Biological Diversity and Human Society. How is teaching used as a function for the Christian community? 3 things 1 CC uses scripture to instruct believers2 CC's past interpretation and application of scripture is part if its tradition. They find creation stories explaining the origin of male and female, erotic poetry, tales of ancient people’s sexual lives to match anything they would find on Jerry Springer, and which probably wouldn’t make it through a family safe internet filter, and then a few commandments forbidding everything from incest (Leviticus 18) to inter-racial marriage (Deuteronomy 7:1-3) and many other strange laws including the need to pay a “bride price” for a wife (Exodus 22:16-17), and even to sleep with the wife of a dead sibling (Deuteronomy 5:5-10).
Ethics

American Protestant Ethics and the Legacy of H. Richard

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All this is done in the interest of order and harmony and is therefore supposedly virtuous. We do not (except by conscious metaphor) speak of the 'authority' of classical Greek literature or of the 'authority' of Renaissance art. The absolutism and perfectionism of Jesus' love ethic sets itself uncompromisingly not only against the natural self-regarding impulses, but against the necessary prudent defenses of the self, required because of the egoism of others. What actions will cultivate the virtues I want to possess?
Ethics

Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics 1998 (Annual Of

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For example, theology was called the "Queen of the Sciences" (a reflection of what we have called "functional control" above). Eerdmans, 1994; For the Nations: Essays Evangelical and Public. We have instead to think hard, seriously and honestly about what love invites us to do and what it asks us not to do. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible.
Ethics

The Price of Prophecy: Orthodox Churches on Peace, Freedom,

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Copyright © 2006 - 2016 Dove Christian Counseling Center. Verhey, Allen. " Judas, Jesus and Physician Assisted Suicide ." ln Reading the Bible in the Strange World of Medicine, 304-344. His own practice in 'having nowhere to lay his head', and the instructions for the disciples' mission, when they were strictly forbidden to take money or any of the usual means of support, illustrate the absolute seriousness of his belief that it was quite impossible to serve both God and 'Mammon' where by Mammon we can understand all forms of private property.
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Green Like God: Unlocking the Divine Plan for Our Planet

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Human creatures must therefore search their own nature, to discover there how they are to live. Is he merely forcing a truly deontological OT into a later virtue ethical framework? Micah 4:12 tells us: "But they do not know the thoughts of the LORD; they do not understand his plan..." Consequently, many managers believe business ethics is irrelevant because too much business ethics training avoids the real-to-life complexities in leading organizations. (This document contains samples of real-to-life, complex ethical dilemmas, in a subsection, "Examples of Real-to-Life Complex Ethical Dilemmas" in the upcoming section "Ethics Tools: Resolving Ethical Dilemmas.") Bob Dunn, President and CEO of San Francisco-based Business for Social Responsibility, explains, "Ethical decisions aren't as easy as they used to be.
Ethics

Preaching Justice: Ethnic and Cultural Perspectives

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This is especially odd from our point of view if (as many interpreters believe) Paul's purpose in that chapter was precisely to correct wrong-headed views on those subjects. (2) In 1 Corinthians 6:12—20 Paul exhorts the Corinthians not to go with prostitutes. And they keep going on, looking at nights nostalgically at “la misma luna” as their children across the frontier. Christian Classics, Allen, Texas, 1008-1039, 1981. 13 Pope John Paul II. The organization hopes to make the first award at the June 19-21 biennial meeting in Little Rock, Ark.
Ethics

The Cross Against the Bomb

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We pursue excellence in dentistry and medicine through advancement of research and education. Geisler presents the two extremes: Activism and Pacifism. It did it through the Codex of Justinian tracing back to the classical Roman law and the church canon law, which at that time was fused with the civil law. In reality, theories about a progressive divine pedagogy provide no honest way out of the problems which confront canonically-minded Christian ethicists. 10 The Bible and Christian ethics Even if there existed some plausible means of harmonizing the Old Testament and the New such as does justice both to their dissonance and to their co-equal canonical status, the troubles of the canonically-minded would only be just beginning.
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A Moral Creed For All Christians

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Proposed changes have been reviewed by regional commissions on ministry as well as by many individuals. In leaving, one gives up the ability to influence the organization directly. We expect that moral absolutism mediates the relationship of Conservative Protestantism and ethical decision-making criteria, but also that religiosity and Conservative Protestantism have direct effects on ethics in the workplace. His discussion of the church as the context of divine action leads naturally into the doctrine of God as politician.
Ethics

Beyond Apathy: A Theology for Bystanders

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An Introduction to th eOld Testament: A Feminist Perspective. Some advocates of virtue ethics suggest that we determine the right virtues by asking a virtuous person, but that is just an exercise in question begging. A new and original contribution by one of America's most important practical theologians." "By the grace of God and the light of reason can we come to do right and become good? While legalists often function as if rules provide their own warrant, underneath sound moral rules are broader moral principles.