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New Testament Theology and Ethics

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It is thus critical for Christian businessmen and businesswomen to monitor themselves by occasionally asking the following question: Under whose authority am I set? Note: In an effort to avoid awkward and lengthy descriptions of persons whom members serve or with whom they work, the somewhat neutral word "client" is used. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to aspects and dimensions of the ecological crisis; to help them reflect theologically and ethically on ecological problems; to develop or enhance their particular faith tradition’s theoretical and practical engagement with ecological issues; and to formulate public policy possibilities and practical projects to address and seek to solve ecological problems.

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Crucible 2015/1: Violence Against Women

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One liberal ideal therefore is to respect the individual person, and to give her the space in which to realize her full humanness. How we act and what we think already commits us to particular positions on God's activity in human history. Thus practices must be placed in some larger moral context, beyond our own immediate story. Man's Heart-Nature. – And, first, man’s religious nature. We pass over numerous Catholic writers, who have made a specialty of sociology and political economy.

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Christianity and the Social Crisis in the 21st Century: The

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It is partly for this reason that in his more recent defence of liberalism John Rawls has adopted a more modest agenda 165 Karen Lebacqz for his theory of justice, and now claims it as a political rather than a moral theory of justice.12 Christian views: a different Voice' Against this backdrop of liberal theory and its critics, we can see both the distinctiveness of and the difficulties for any contemporary Christian approach to justice. There has been no dominant figure in Anglican ethics, and thus no established pattern of doing Anglican ethics.

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Paul Ramsey's Political Ethics (Philosophy)

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Rabbi Klausner defends the Jewish nation against Jesus with the same charge that the atheist Celsus brought against Christians in defense of the Roman Empire. We need to return to sound biblical doctrinal teaching, preaching, and living. Campaigners for women's rights have therefore sought to secure legislation which forbids discrimination on the ground of gender alone. He also guided His chosen people not only with the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20), but also explained how those commands applied in particular cases in the Book of the Covenant (Exodus 20-24).

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In the Heart of the Temple: My Spiritual Vision for Today's

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Geisler states that Situationism does have its advantages over legalism (it is sensitive to circumstances, it stresses love over other possible norms, and others) and antinomianism (it does have an absolute and is a normative position). Something is good or right because God says it is. An ethical dilemma exists when one is faced with having to make a choice among these alternatives. · "A customer (or client) asked for a product (or service) from us today. For much of Western history since the conversion of Rome, ethics have been highly influenced by Christian precepts.

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Evil and Christian Ethics (New Studies in Christian Ethics)

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On average, then, one would expect that these narratives, which are rooted in strongly networked religious communities, have some effect on work behavior. The Sabbath, a worship regulation that includes ethical instructions, is a useful test case to help us clarify a Christian approach to the Decalogue, and thus to other Old Testament laws.3 Before we comment on the role of the Decalogue in Christian ethics, we must take the Sabbath command into consideration.

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Bioethics Yearbook: Regional Developments in Bioethics:

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How can our churches teach anything other than what our culture says about the beginning and end of life? What kind of building (or combination of buildings, fields, etc.) should a prison be? What Impact Does The Media Have On Personal Ethics? To live ethically in accordance with Scripture are directives to Christians alone. In the name of "discretion" we make un-Christian and un-American rules like some states do in the name of "State's Rights."

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Human Sexuality in the Catholic Tradition

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As may be obvious, it asks whether moral discernment ought to be guided largely by the fruits and results of the decision or is normed by principles, rules and laws. It was a harmonious whole in which each element fulfilled its purpose, and each element was there so as to fulfil its natural purpose. Increasing attention has focused on the possible merits of understanding such relationships as covenantal in nature.

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Power Of Character In Leadership: How Values, Morals,

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Human suffering, while not a value in itself, 278 Euthanasia can have meaning when lived in faith and so need not diminish human dignity. The Christian approach to the problem of sin is, however, not exhausted in the recognition of mere finiteness. As gifted with reason and freedom we live up to our dignity to the extent that we freely seek moral truth, and coercion is no more at home in the quest for moral than it is for religious value. What is the right action in particular circumstances?

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Angels, Worms, and Bogeys: The Christian Ethic of Pietism

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We are not primarily interested in particular actions. For this reason, principles that appeal to duty to God are not usually cited since this would have no impact on a nonbeliever engaged in the debate. There were also penitentials in the East, such as the Penitential of John the Faster and others, which were borrowed from the West. Under the perspective of that will the realities of the world of human egoism, and the injustices and tyrannies arising from it, are fully revealed. Temple said, "In its nature, the moral judgement is quite wholly independent of religion."

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