The Modern Theologians: An Introduction to Christian

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Almost everyone writing on the virtues today recognizes that whereas one must be just, that is, that one must treat everyone equally, still one must also attend to the immediate needs of friends, family and community. It is easy to see, from what has just been said, why we ascribe a certain quality and sublime dignity to the person who fulfills all his duties, although we think of the concept of duty as implying subjection to law. So I go out on the roof, I'm looking around, and I didn't see where it hit the roof.

«Public Religion» and the Pancasila-Based State of

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The principles selected must not be too narrowly focused, such as a version of act-egoism that might focus only on an action's short-term benefit. Therefore modern criminology, using psychiatric techniques, seeks to discover, the cause of anti-social conduct in order that it may be corrected. A relationship which it was hoped would bring love, affirmation and healing ends up causing injury, self-doubt and even, in some cases, mutual hostility and hatred.

Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics: Spring/Summer

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Very few scholars work at his level of sophistication and profundity in Christian ethics, and his work has single-handedly reinvigorated the school of "Christian Realism" in contemporary ethics. The Catholic Church has a teleological ethic which, yes, is ultimately directed toward union with God, but is proximately directed at the flourishing of the “universal common good.” Even exceptionless moral norms are teleological in nature given that they are at the service of this kind of flourishing.

Ending Hunger Now

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A guy came to me one time, I'll never forget it. Many preachers, perhaps hiding their own desperation, love to quarry the Bible for examples to follow or to find a “thought for the day.” Open up the Gideon Bible found in hotel rooms and find a verse for every problem you might have. Training and Development Journal, pp. 53-60. D. (Eds.). (1990). "Essentials of Business Ethics". However, the mainstream Christian tradition with its emphasis on universality as illustrated in its understanding of God as the Creator of all and of 77 Charles E.

The Reformation and Liberation Theology: Insights for the

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Man’s moral thought as well as the other aspects of his thought had to be receptively reconstructive. The serpent seeks to discredit the motives of God as pure jealousy: "For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened; and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil." Hart's fourth question — whether or to what extent it is a function of the law to enforce morality — was the subject of a debate between himself and Sir Patrick (later Lord) Devlin, after the latter had delivered what became a famous Maccabean lecture concerning the enforcement of morals.8 The context of Devlin's lecture was the publication in 1957 in England of the Wolfenden Report which made proposals for the reform of the law on homosexual offences and prostitution.

The Nature of True Virtue:

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Natural law and happiness It is easy to get the impression from this brief sketch that natural law thought makes human beings subservient to an alien, impersonal, almost mechanical system of rules which can be read off from nature. But it would also be impossible if man's finiteness did not betray him into a corruption of the highest values. After reading Introduction to Christian Ethics I believe that Barnette did indeed accomplish his purpose. Christian ethicists are not gnostics who work on first principles that are unavailable to outsiders.

Good News for Animals?: Christian Approaches to Animal

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Men will be measured by the measure with which they mete and if they do not judge they will not be judged (Matt. 7, 1). We will also explore the works of Georgia Harkness, L. Two adult friends can also love each other deeply without in any way wanting joint sexual activity. As members of the church we are �in a continuous conversation with the Scriptures� (31). It seems clear to me, therefore, that Geisler's system leads inevitably to a one-norm unqualified absolutism or what amounts to a system very similar to situationism (p.54).

Between Heaven and Earth: Conversations with American

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On this view there is no private immorality in the sense envisaged by Wolfenden. Human needs and desires are irreducibly complex; and while, doubtless, simplicity is indeed a desirable feature of any theory, whether in the human or in the natural sciences, it must not be bought at the price of distorting the facts. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1997. Theory becomes practice in the situation where individuals live.

Vulnerability and Care: Christian Reflections on the

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Some may say that these issues in Paul’s time are acceptable in society today.... [tags: Theology ] Romans and the Christian Worldview - Paul’s letter to the Romans is of his greatest theological works, passed down for thousands of years and still as relevant today as it was in Paul’s time. When we come to receive from Him our final awards, he will not ask, "What was your theory of atoms? Now that the elitists and politicians are destroying our constitutional right to privacy among many other rights, we citizens must stand up for our rights and wake the police up to what they are doing, and let it be known that we will not stand for it.

Challenging Lifestyle

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It would thus be wrong to be moved by hostility to opt for or even accept the destruction or impeding of a basic good. He says this, we trust, now that's not arrogant, the best I know, he says, I really trust that I have a good conscience, and that I really in all things, want to live sincerely. We have noted evidences of such deification in Kant, but Plato the grandfather of Idealism illustrates the thesis even more clearly. While it may be true, as many New Testament critics maintain, that the word flesh (sarx) had a symbolic rather than literal meaning for Paul, as the seat of evil, it is difficult to deny at least an echo of dualistic Greek mystery religions in this conception.