Conscience: Readings in Moral Theology No. 14

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It has been viewed as a “social gospel” where the primary theological undertone is post-millennialism. On the basis of this creation in God's image alone, the human person enjoys dignity and is worthy of respect. Only a vital Christian faith, renewing its youth in its prophetic origin, is capable of dealing adequately with the moral and social problems of our age; only such a faith can affirm the significance of temporal and mundane existence without capitulating unduly to the relativities of the temporal process.

Happiness Here and Now: The Eightfold Path of Jesus

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How do the ethics of this practice play out in real life situations? God's will is always permeated with the demand for mercy, and never calls for ruthless obliteration of opponents, nor the demand for unconditional surrender. Just what is special or different about Judeo-Christian ethics is unclear. Huntington has overstressed the peculiarities of the late 20th century Latin American immigration. Even God, who never sets his heart on evil, permits evil.(Ch. 4) I think that one needs to be careful about formulating absolutes in ethics including sexual ethics.

Euthanasia: A Theological Approach

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What 2 things help explain the theological task? He looks at the merits of each view and the arguments for each position. Consider how their life ended, and you pattern your life the same way. The mutual submission, out of reverence for Christ, advocated in Eph 5:21 applies to husbands as well as wives. For example: "Let us therefore brace ourselves to do our duty, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Commonwealth and its Empire lasts for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour.’“ ….

How to Be a Christian in a Brave New World

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For example, the system known as Ethical Egoism[10] assumes that the most likely way to achieve what is in the best interests of all people is for each person to pursue their own best interest, within certain limits. By emphasizing the fact of sin and the shattered moral law of God, the dread significance of death, the wiles of Satan and the hosts of darkness, Christian ethics sheds light on the treacherous realities of making moral choices.�1 The reality is, of course, that we �all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God� (Romans 3:23).

Eros and Transformation: Sexuality and Marriage an Eastern

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Would it be the dictator in Huxley's, Brave New World, or a similar totalitarian system? The ground was thus prepared for loosening the constitutional ban on abortion, which the current government legislated to allow, in cases in which the woman is at risk of committing suicide. They will have to efface themselves, disappearing in the uniform mass, and by doing so gain in sincerity and intensely humble objectivity."

Finality and Marriage (Marquette Studies in Philosophy)

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Kelsey, The Uses of Scripture in Recent Theology (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1975); Thomas W. Bell, Jr., Liberation Theology after the End of History (London: Routledge, 2001), 12. “Until the Enlightenment, the Christian tradition sustained the belief that God and not humans is the principal locus of consciousness and moral purposiveness in the cosmos. Wayne Grudem [259] Voting Values [ Player ] - Dr. This idea, which has been developed by both Protestants and Catholics,22 has several merits.

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

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The making of a golden calf or the worship of the Baalim was apostate religion. Others, while acknowledging that these words of Jesus, if indeed they were his words, were meant metaphorically, still differ on how the metaphor is to be interpreted. 54 Again, to return to a point made above: what authorizes some to interpret Jesus' words on divorce as a nonnegotiable juridical norm, while serenely interpreting others of Jesus' sayings as hyperbole?

Leading with Soul: An Uncommon Journey of Spirit (J-B US

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The article describes how some of the non-Pauline the epistolatory literature of the NT dealt with moral behavior. Liberation Theology and Its Critics: Toward an Assessment (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, Miranda, Jose. The senior leadership may be condoning or even directing the unethical behavior. This is very traditional, handbook type of moral theology. New Testament Books for Pastor and Teacher. After discussing the complementary domains of morality and the behavioral and natural sciences, he traces the scriptural themes--particularly in the Sermon on the Mount and the writings of St.

Proclaiming the Pro-Life Message

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One must remember that the road is determined and illumined by the destination—a point that applies even to this unique road of salvation, which attains its goal only in the dialectic between discontinuity and superabundance (stressed by Paul), and inner fulfillment (stressed by Matthew and James). For a complete list of library topics, see http://managementhelp.org/topics.htm The author, Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, makes no warranty, express or implied, nor assumes any legal liability for accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information from this guide.

Environment, Economy, and Christian Ethics: Alternative

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Called to Full Humanity: Letters to the Lambeth Bishops. All this says something about the distinctiveness of Christian morality. But he says in 27, "I have not shunned to declare unto you all the whole counsel of God." Those theologians who insist upon sola Scriptura will generally reject the usefulness of a natural law approach to Christian ethics. How is this consistent with positing of moral conflict by graded absolutism? On other extreme, the ‘Christ of culture,’ accommodates Christ to various moral norms of secular culture, making him hero of secular values and thus resolving the tension.