Category: Ethics

Ethics

A History of the Idea of "God's Law" (Theonomy): Its

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But they can within discussions among Christians. Excerpted from Life, Liberty and the Defense of Dignity. Plato, Collected Dialogues, Edith Hamilton and Huntington Cairns (eds.), Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1963. Last year in this column, I presented the troubling case of Terri Schiavo (Life and death disagreements. After reading a dozen pages, I gave it to my Congressman. The Christian leader should apply the gospel to his day. Christian Ethics and the Christian Worldview.
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Progressive Christians Speak: A Different Voice on Faith and

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Should a war be indecisive though, the character of the peace would presumably be formed by the character of the ceasefire – namely, the cessation of fighting would imply a mere hiatus in which the belligerents regain the time and resources to stock their defenses and prepare for further fighting. "This new edition has the same judicious selection of classic texts on war and peace as the first edition, plus some well-chosen new texts that put the collection in the center of the current debate.
Ethics

Placed People: Rootedness in G. K. Chesterton, C. S. Lewis,

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DISCUSS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE THOUGHT OF WILLIAM PALEY. Her book validates the experiential and intellectual reasons persons have to be critical of the church's inherited sexual morality, at the same time that she clarifies why Christian faith itself provides a warrant for ethical revision on behalf of its distinctive vision of what human life may and should be when lived out of a love that just is. She relates this cultural constructs accessibly and engagingly, and the book would be easily and profitably read by anyone interested in any one of the many concerns it engages.
Ethics

Faith, Hope and Decision-Making: The Kingdom of God and

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The intent is right; the means is totally unbiblical. These principles exhort believers to love God absolutely and to love one’s neighbor as oneself. In the twentieth century, Nikolai Berdiaev and Sergei Bulgakov appealed to the Russian Orthodox tradition in developing what can be called a communitarian personalism with emphasis on subjectivity, freedom, love, and the need to transform the objective world. Thus, by reference to Scripture one easily arrived at many of the tenets of traditional Christian sexual morality.
Ethics

The Greatest Thing In The World And Other Writings Nelson's

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He then offers a critique of each individual system, then provides the issues with antinomianism in general- the major ones would be that it is self-defeating, and it is too subjective to be of value to the whole of humanity. With the Orthodox churches we could easily extend this general body of truths to the teachings of the first seven ecumenical councils and to the creeds, most of which are synonymous with conciliar teaching. History may bestow immortality of fame upon a martyr, but it certainly does not guarantee that an honest man will prosper because of his honesty or an unselfish man succeed because of his generosity.
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Real Men Don't Text: A New Approach to Dating

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It also recognises that God has commanded human beings to live in fruitful relationship with the earth and that humankind has a requirement of stewardship of the earth. Selling, 'The authority of church teaching in matters of morality' in F. Going back to the time of Augustine, there was a controversy in the Christian churches about the need for divine assistance, 'grace', to enable us to know what God's will is and to follow it. Please, any Fundamentalist or Charismatic type Christians reading this brochure, do not be misguided by pastors who tell you that other religions are of the devil, for this is absolutely not true!!!
Ethics

The Mystery of Pain: A Book for the Sorrowful 1905

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There are however some other related issues which have become important recently — for example, civil disobedience and the arms trade, both of which have led to thoughtful reports by British churches.27 But that cannot be the last word. But trying to find out what is right is different from actually attaining it. For Ayn Rand, all the emotions of exaltation, worship, reverence, grandeur, and nobility which religion arrogated to God, and collectivism arrogated to society, belonged in fact to man as a rational individual.
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Meta-Ethics

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Some professionals have interpreted this diversity of opinion as meaning there is no definition (Vesilind, 1988) or no definition is possible. Drake and Drake (California Management Review, V16, pp. 107-123) note that “an employer can be subject to suit for breach of contract for failure to comply with any promise it made, so the gap between stated corporate culture and actual practice has significant legal, as well as ethical implications.” 6. It is our commitment to follow Jesus Christ which defines us both individually and as a community.
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Ethics and Ecumenism (Studies in Christian Ethics)

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Though there can be no exact blueprint by which to settle all these dilemmas, there is light to be had from our gospel. Depending on the size of the organization, certain roles may prove useful in managing ethics in the workplace. In these two-hour personal interviews, we asked Conservative Protestants how their faith influences their views on politics, family, education, and work. Many Eastern European countries are facing increasing pressure from Western nations to abandon their traditional Christian values and religious heritage.
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Moral Choice

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Wayne Grudem [3] Chapter 01: Introduction to Systematic Theology - Dr. Dockery (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1995), pp. 173-189. [3] The various suggestions for canon criticism would fit here. It 'extends as far as extends the deposit of divine revelation, which must be religiously guarded and faithfully expounded' (L(7, n. 25). 63 Joseph Selling One must carefully distinguish various degrees of connection with revelation before one can assign any level of authority to a given statement of the magisterium.