Moral Issues and Christian Responses

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B., 1984. “The Rational Basis of Yoruba Ethical Thinking,” The Nigerian Journal of Philosophy, 4 (1&2): 14–25. The poor would not envy the rich, because there would be no rich. .. I will call them proleptic principles and they are intended to provide guidance in the face of international strife, the environmental crisis, and economic injustice. It is methodologically incoherent to graft the conclusions drawn from Catholic natural law theory into evangelical ethical arguments, especially if stripped of the philosophical, theological, and ecclesiological context within which natural law theory generally functions.4 But even this move is better than what sometimes occurs.

A Time for Dignity: Crisis and Gospel Today

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We affirm the following Christian ethics: 8. Intent on developing an "Ethics Without God", Nielsen must face the problem of authority, i.e., he must justify the oughtness of the values he adopts. Paul tells the women in the church of Corinth that they should cover their heads with a veil (the word is disputed by scholars) at the liturgical assemblies (1 Cor 11:13-16). The critical question is what God is doing about these evils that hover ominously over human well-being and infect even the most treasured relationships,” he said. “The answer cannot be reduced to an appeal to law—even divine law—without regard to a broader inquiry into matters of human capacity for moral action.

The Royal Law of Liberty: Living in Freedom Under Christ's

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The second thing we saw God wants in relation to Himself is sacrifice. The historical orientation of this philosophy demands action from its followers. Homologous Revelation.� Another important factor which commends the Bible as eminent authority in ethics is that the biblical revelation is homologous with the original human moral nature.� The revelation of God's Being, while primary, is clearly presented through His "doing"--His works, and through His speaking�His words.� One senses a strong harmony and interconnectedness between God's Being, His actions, and His speech.� It is presented to us in the Bible as one unified whole.� He leads us (action) on the paths of righteousness, because He is (being) righteous -"for His name's sake" (Psalms 23:3); His name (being) and His word (speaking) are exalted because they are both faithful (Psalms 138:2; see also Psalms 89:35).� God is the supreme manifestation of moral integrity.

Blogging Towards Bethlehem: Discovering the Eternal in the

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The major themes of ECC (maturity, indicative, and humanization) are embedded into the larger argument and so emerge slowly without direct treatment. If we follow the voice of conscience, our reward is peace and calm of soul, if we resist this voice, we experience disquiet and remorse. You who make your own the things which you have received to distribute?': quoted in Charles Avila, Ownership: Early Christian Teaching (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1983), p. 50. 26 National Conference of Catholic Bishops, Economic Justice for All: Catholic Social Teaching and the U.

Biblical Answers to Tough Questions

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It brings us closer to appreciating the depth and range of God's love. Scripture is one of the informing sources for moral judgments, but it is not sufficient in itself to make any particular judgment authoritative.69 I consider Gustafson's approach to be probably the most honest and most circumspect of them all. If we can’t even afford a smile for our bank cashier, or take the effort to say ‘thank you’ to the person who scans our groceries at the check-out, then we do not recognise this divinity in other people, and what hope do we have of treating our sexual partners with the honour and value described in Proverbs 5?

Neither Poverty nor Riches: A Biblical Theology of

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What Are They Saying About Environmental Theology? They therefore have to be read with an eye to what can be known of the particular author's (and his readers' or hearers') historical, cultural and theological horizons, which, common sense tells us, are likely to be quite different from our own.8 For example: Christian ethicists need to be alert to, and to make allowance for, the 'apocalyptic' mindset of early Christianity, with its tendency to devalue 'this world' and with its general unconcern for, and pessimism about, society at large.

Ethics in Crisis?

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Both liberalism and Marxism are secularized and naturalized versions of the Hebrew prophetic movement and the Christian religion. Here are some suggestions about how some of the chief ethical theories would address various issues. In this sense, the war in Iraq was exactly what Al Qaeda wanted. They must possess the ability to recognize their own issues including, counter-transference, the limits of their multi-cultural competence, informed consent and the possible pit-falls associated with multiple relationships; while keeping the best interest of the client as the... [tags: Ethics ] The Ethics of Steroid Use in the Olympics - The desire to compete — and win — is as old as history itself.

Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and

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Attention to business ethics has substantially improved society. Its application prompts moral complacency rather than contrition, and precisely in those groups in which the evils which flow from self-assertion are most covert. Bing Hunter [125] Chapter 47: Church Government (Pt. 3 of 3) - Dr. A fallacy may sound reasonable or even convincing, but it’s based on flawed logic. Listen to King David in Psalm 25: "Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me your paths.

The Pietist Impulse in Christianity: (Princeton Theological

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Feminism is, third, a commitment to the distinctiveness of women's perspective and insight. Homosexual patients may visit Christian counselors by choice or by force, seeking help in changing their sexual orientation. Once the message about Jesus had spread all the way to Corinth in ancient Greece, into a cosmopolitan city in which Christians lived in a very counter-cultural way, these values again need to be applied differently. A helpful exercise might be to imagine what Jesus would say to many of the sexual values of our culture.

The Ten Commandments from the Back Side: Bible Stories with

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The ethic proceeds logically from the presuppositions of prophetic religion. Since no discrete and atomic individual life exists anywhere in nature or human history, such self-centered existence always disturbs the harmony and inter-relatedness of existence. The pietist must always concentrate on the performance of that deed that most people around him neglect; by so doing he proves that this is the most difficult path, and following it gives him the maximum religious reward.