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Aristotle and the Christian: His Ethics and How They Apply

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RTS 3850 War & Peace: Religious Perspectives This course explores war and peace from a variety of theoretical and practical perspectives. And it is because it has this reality that he feels the pull of obligation. First, what is voiced here is po- etry, and biblical poetry often uses vivid imagery. If in addition religion should insist that its mythical devices have a sacred authority which may defy the conclusions at which science arrives through its observations, religion is betrayed into deception without truth.

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Get Your Hands Dirty: Essays on Christian Social Thought

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With keen penetration Aristotle thereupon proceeds to investigate in turn each of the intellectual and moral virtues, and his treatment of them must, even at the present time, be regarded as in great part correct. After Abraham had made his act of obedience, the deeper meaning of his call as an unforseeable, universal promise becomes clear (for “all peoples” but brought together in one individual: “semini tuo”, Gal 3:16). Kenan Osborne, 'A phenomenology of the human person: a theo-anthropology', Presidential address delivered to the Catholic Theological Society of America in 1979, Proceedings of the Thirty Fourth Annual Convention of the CTSA (1979), pp. 223-33.

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Breaking the Power of Evil: Winning the Battle for the Soul

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And in this age God mediates His rule through Spirit-controlled men. The three major expressions of Christianity—Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, and Protestantism—and their corresponding ethical traditions emphasize different sources of Christian ethics. The title that I have given to the whole chapter is, "Christian Ethics and Example," and really we could throw in there energy. "Christian Ethics, Example, and Energy," for it's all here in the thirteenth chapter.

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On the Family

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Jesus knew, as we know, that such a way of life if it is to be consistent - if we are not only to do just things but be just people — requires a profound conversion. The Bible does include moral teachings and descriptions of the moral life of believers in Yahveh and in Jesus. Studying God’s revelation about “last things” (eschatology), enriches our appreciation for the principle of justice and helps us grasp the demanding nature of biblical ethics in terms of required obedience.

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Choices of the Heart: Christian Ethics for Today

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This is usually expressed by saying that the good is good because God says it is good. Richard Hiers, 'Jesus, ethics and the present situation' in Curran and McCormick, Use, pp. 1-20. The very crux of the spiritual problem of man is broadly suggested in this myth. Two examples of this are the tearing of one's shirt as  a sign of mourning, and the burning of chametz before  Passover.  The laws of sh'mittah, where the land must lie fallow every  seven years, are to preserve the earth and make it more fertile.

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Your Money or Your Life: A New Look at Jesus' View of Wealth

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Solutions to the problem of evil typically involve modifying one or more of these three concepts: 3. modify the existence of evil (e.g., call evil an illusion). She speaks of God showing forth "commandments, judgment, and mercy in partial and puzzling signs".(150) Both Quay, and Lawler, Boyle and May, however, accept traditional Catholic faith assumptions concerning divine revelation and this faith's claims to certainty. It could cause them to believe this is OK and even get themselves involved in something much more worse.

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Why People Matter: A Christian Engagement with Rival Views

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The code of ethics for nations and armies has been compiled by statesmen of the world, who care but little about the ethics of Christianity. It continues to seek equality, mutuality, and reciprocity, even when the other reacts with hostility or indifference or in a self-seeking way. Studies in Christian Ethics follows its own journal style. For I was hungry and clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me. A decision needs to be made between what is right or wrong, just or unjust.

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God's History in the Theology of Jürgen Moltmann

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This is because it has no assurance that there are universals, any consistent principles, which govern reality. Do not even the publicans the same ?"15 An all-embracing love is enjoined because God's love is like that. Henry asserts: Rationalistic ethics, as is obvious even from our sweeping survey, fails to overcome antagonisms between the religious and the ethical, freedom and necessity, between duty and happiness, between egoism and altruism, and between ethical form and content.

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The Christian Moral Life: Practices of Piety

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Even if one could show that indiscriminate users of sex were less happy than very discriminating ones, one would also have to show that it is the difference in their sex lives that accounts for the difference in their happiness. Both groups are motivated by the desire for honor and glory, and are accordingly jealous when they receive less than they think they should while others receive more, and work ceaselessly to rectify this.

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Vulnerable Communion: A Theology of Disability and

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A general points a gun at your family, looks right at you, and asks if you are a Christian. In- 20��������� By Jesus' day the lex talionis, contrary to its intent, had indeed become a "law of retaliation," sanctioning that mindset of revenge rendered by the phrase, "Do unto others as they have done unto you." We must be concerned for their souls, and treat them accordingly. Douma, an internationally known ethicist, guides us though these and other foundational issues in this thoughtful, balanced, informed discussion rooted in a Reformed confessional worldview.

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