Nobody's Cuter Than You: A Memoir about the Beauty of

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If I correct everyone's mistakes at every opportunity, I am becoming more and more of a control freak. If there is no moral distinction between killing and allowing to die, then every decision to withhold or withdraw futile or overly burdensome treatment can be construed as direct killing. Along with the belief in liberty —as opposed to, for example, the European belief in equality, the Muslim belief in theocracy, and the Eastern belief in social conformity —Judeo-Christian values are what distinguish America from all other countries.

Cosmic Grace, Humble Prayer: The Ecological Vision of the

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Individual ethics in the workplace, then, have special meaning for Conservative Protestants because they are seen as a consequence of one's personal, saving relationship with God. Who can tell what goodness means, or what actions are good? Not, as we have already seen, in the sense that we are not justified by keeping it, since no one ever was justified that way. This paper will discuss what ethics is, how it ties to our legal system, and... But something of this vision of the grasp of all truth being the pinnacle of human fulfilment was taken over by Aquinas and interpreted in terms of the Christian doctrine of the beatific vision.

Eros Redeemed: Breaking the Stranglehold of Sexual Sin

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When right-wing politicians make it a staple of their ideology, it is a mark of paganism. It helps, in fact, to create the consciousness of sin. The serpent, symbol of the principle of evil, in the story of the Fall does justice to the idea that human rebellion is not the first cause and source of evil in the world. All biblical Christians must wrestle with the fact that the Bible does not speak to many very real and pressing ethical issues created by our own society. 16 This is another aspect of the hermeneutical issue involved in Christian ethics.

The Sexual Person: Toward a Renewed Catholic Anthropology

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Christian ethics, while certainly not rejecting reason, does not derive from reason. All agree that ethical questions ultimately transcend the bounds of the rational in their resolution. Without some guard against this implication, justice is violated, and the worth, integrity, and dignity of the self are compromised. Full-time Christian ministry is primarily just another type of work. C.� Toward Old Testament Ethics.� Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1983.

Overseas Chinese Christian Entrepreneurs in Modern China: A

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For guidance in making them we must look — not to any ethical compendium above the Bible or beyond it in wisdom — but to other ranges of experience that may throw light on problems nonexistent in Bible times or not treated within its scope. Within a narrative ethic these strands respectively affirm the importance of embodied virtues, powerful practices, and the resurrection life for Christian morality.

The Workbook on the Ten Commandments

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Our notion of authoritative gestures has become highly prepositional and almost one-sidedly preoccupied with intellectual content. So, based on the Golden Rule, it would also be wrong for me to lie to, harass, victimize, assault, or kill others. While there is understandable and vigorous debate over Putin’s motivations and intentions, his many words and acts in this direction warrant listing. If the theist gives the first answer to the Euthyphro dilemma, holding that morally good acts are willed by God because they are morally good, then he faces the independence problem; if morally good acts are willed by God because they are morally good, then they must be morally good prior to and so independently of God’s willing them.

The Freedom of a Christian Ethicist: The Future of a

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He deals illustratively with truth-telling in conversation with Kant and Bonhoeffer. That is what I mean by positive covenantal. Furthermore, it forces us to attempt to predict the future, and it can bring great guilt feelings if there are unforeseen consequences to our choices. We need to keep the words of the sage always before our eyes “rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe.” Rejoice in her – not the pleasure she supplies to you. This is illustrated by the Talmudic saying "If  others speak evil of you, make no answer."    Compassion, humility, a charitable spirit, forgiveness and good  manners are also desirable qualities of the Jew in personal  relationships.     Work and Business Ethics    Being ethical in business is an essential value in Judaism.  Dealing honestly in business is considered more important by the  Talmud than Shabbat observance, kashrut observance, or how much  charity you give.

Holiness as a Root of Morality: Essays on Wesleyan Ethics

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We want, like God, to create humankind in our own image, ‘If I want to marry, to have children, even if this marriage depends solely on my own circumstances or passion or wish, I am involving all humanity in monogamy and not merely myself. It ought to be, but it never will be fully realized. The purpose of Reformed education is also to make the students church-oriented. Paul gives Timothy guidelines by which to teach and he includes providing for one�s relatives as a work ethic.

Cain's Lament: A Christian Moral Psychology

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In Zoroastrianism, Islam, and, to a lesser extent, Judaism, the hope is life or some form of existence after death. Only when proper consideration is given to the transforming power of such accepted revelation (Romans 12:1-2) can Christian ethics approach the pinnacle of a superior systematic account like Paul’s in the extended discussion of Romans 12:3-15:6. From a Christian perspective, however, ethics should be concrete and governed by God.

Why Businessmen Need Philosophy

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One might suppose that this insistence on the particularity of Christian ethics makes our ethical deliberations irrelevant to society at large. Patients should have the right to accept or refuse treatment, or allow the natural course of events to take place. To obey it is the very dignity of man; according to it he will be judged. Human persons were understood to be given intrinsic value as free beings. Frame's published works include The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God and The Doctrine of God in the Theology of Lordship series, as well as Apologetics to the Glory of God, No Other God: A Response to Open Theism, Cornelius Van Til: An Analysis of His Thought, and Salvation Belongs to the Lord.