Keeping the Ten Commandments

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From Hume's day forward, more rationally-minded philosophers have opposed these emotive theories of ethics (see non-cognitivism in ethics ) and instead argued that moral assessments are indeed acts of reason. 18th century German philosopher Immanuel Kant is a case in point. Gustafson in Curran and McCormick, Use, pp. William Countryman put it:. .. one of the primary contributions which Scripture makes to the work of the Spirit in the life of the Christian community is that it stands outside our present and therefore prevents us from reading our contemporary world as an inevitability. 80 For we too are culture-bound, and where shall we turn for something to jolt us out of our domesticity?

Corporal Punishment in the Bible: A Redemptive-Movement

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There are two distinct steps, therefore, in any attempt to apply biblical material in Christian ethics: interpretation of biblical texts and some kind of appropriation or contemporization. Association (ACA) and the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). A structural equation with latent variables model, which in our case uses a weighted least squares technique available in LISREL 8, reveals the strong effect of the religious constructs on both decision-making orientations and ethical conduct in the workplace.

Life's Worth: The Case Against Assisted Suicide (Critical

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These fundamentals are not arbitrary. Chusmir and Koberg (1988), for example, find no significant connection between various work-related attitudes (motivational needs, work ethic, job satisfaction, and work and organizational commitment) and their subjects' religious affiliation and commitment. When, for instance, liberal Christianity defines the doctrine of non-resistance, so that it becomes merely an injunction against violence in conflict, it ceases to provide a perspective from which the sinful element in all resistance, conflict, and coercion may be discovered.

Moral Evil: Moral Traditions Series

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Nietzsche, Friedrich, The Gay Science, Walter Kaufman (trans.), New York: Vintage Books, 1974. –––, On the Genealogy of Morals, Walter Kaufman (trans.), New York: Vintage Books, 1967. Also, when the environment would be harmed  without destruction taking place, it becomes legitimate. I am currently reading Christian Ethics for my M. Frankena's last words are: "Morality is made for man, not man for morality" (p. 98). In choosing myself, I choose man’ (Ibid., 18).

Trauma and Grace: Theology in a Ruptured World

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The absolute moral code shows us our absolute dependence on Him. Scripture is the God-breathed word useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. As we relate to God, we do so by means of the will. In it they repeat the current strict teaching: 'In fidelity to the words of Jesus Christ, the Church affirms that a new union cannot be recognised as valid if the preceding marriage was valid. This dignity is not merited; it is not destroyed by sin; it cannot be diminished by any quality that can otherwise distinguish us from others.

Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad

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According to this new approach, sexual intercourse has of its nature two 'meanings': the unitive, expressing the relationship of 242 Sex, sexuality and relationships mutual self-giving of husband and wife; and the procreative, the ability to generate new life. 25 These two meanings, it is claimed, can never be separated. In Bible reading there are some parts in the Old Testament that are Israel's genealogy, history or legal system which seem archaic (and uninteresting).

The Five Laws of Liberty: Defending a Biblical View of

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I always try to maintain a positive attitude towards others and myself. Roughly speaking, a virtue is a good habit and a vice is a bad habit. Wayne Grudem [247] Christian Ethics: Commandment 4 - The Sabbath (Pt. 1 of 2) - Dr. This is evident even in theological writings. Each person interprets these and integrates them into their own life. The distinction is, however, not closed by the nature of modern economies, since a combatant still remains a very different entity from a non-combatant, if not for the simple reason that the former is presently armed (and hence has renounced rights or is prepared to die, or is a threat), whilst the civilian is not.

The Promotion of Human Rights and Social Justice: A Call to

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It includes, however, an exegetic question regarding the type and degree of obligation that these New Testament assessments and directives claim for themselves. This seminar examines the religious and moral dimensions in the thought of Howard Thurman (1899-1981) a leading figure in twentieth century American religious and cultural life. The starting place for his ethical reflection is ordinary human existence rather than church doctrines or scriptural passages; nevertheless, Gustafson developed a theocentric ethic.

God's Revolution: Justice, Community, and the Coming Kingdom

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Cf. the work of Brevard Childs in particular, beginning with his early proposals in Biblical Theology in Crisis (Philadelphia: Westminster, 1970). [4] I have in mind studies in various but related disciplines: anthropology, missiology, ethics, discourse analysis, rhetoric and communication theory, critical linguistics, pastoral studies, etc. Christian ethics is not only concerned with knowing about right and wrong and good and bad from a Christian perspective, it is also concerned with doing what is right and promoting what is good.

In Pursuit of Justice: Christian-Democratic Explorations

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Postmodern futurists are accustomed to thinking holistically, recognizing that the various peoples of the world no matter where they live are becoming increasingly interdependent. The Law holds up a yardstick but it doesn’t make people taller. Appoint one or two key people to interview key staff to collect descriptions of major issues in the workplace. In Christian theology, at its best, the revelation of Christ, the God-man, is a revelation of the paradoxical relation of the eternal to history, which it is the genius of mythical-prophetic religion to emphasize.