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  • Sermons On The Be-Attitudes

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    With Kant, it teaches that reason does not rise above the phenomena of the visible world; faith alone can lead us into the realm of the supersensible and instruct us in matters moral and religious. But such a person would, just for that reason, be regarded as asocial and defective. All three of these theories focus on the consequences of actions for different groups of people. Kelly Among topics in medical ethics organ transplantation offers an opportunity to examine areas both of methodological and of current practical interest.
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  • When War Is Unjust: Being Honest in Just-War Thinking

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    The United States has been a nation of settlers rather than immigrants, according to this eminent Harvard professor. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, Collins, Adele Yarbro, ed. Christian ethics as a separate discipline emerged comparatively late in the Orthodox tradition. According to Conservative Protestants, taking a stand on moral absolutes will place questions in the mind of the self-interested, unethical hedonist, which they see as the typical American.
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  • Living Together and Christian Ethics (New Studies in

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    The irony is that the march of science (both biological and social) in our day is exactly what motivates and renews questions about divine agency. This may mean that God will deal with men according to their attitude toward their fellow men (a consideration suggested in the parable of the last judgment); but it may also mean that Jesus is calling attention to the reciprocal character of all social life where censoriousness is met by a critical attitude, and where pride actually results in the disrespect of one's fellows, while humility elicits respect: ("whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted").25 In the same category is the ethical paradox which is so basic to the ethics of Jesus: "He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake, shall find it."26 This paradox merely calls attention to the fact that egoism is self-defeating, while self-sacrifice actually leads to a higher form of self-realization.
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  • For a Church to Come: Experiments in Postmodern Theory and

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    In turning explicitly to the theory of the fundamental option, the papal text reads: A distinction. .. comes to be introduced between the fundamental option and deliberate choices of a concrete kind of behaviour. Natural or comfort care, the offering of food and water and the maintenance of body temperature and cleanliness for the dying elderly patient is a form of beneficence, as well as comforting the patient through a loving presence, palliation, and prayer. Some scriptural authority was appealed to stressing God’s providence in appointing world leaders (King David who was anointed to be King in the Old Testament and the Pauline appeal to God’s hand in establishing governing authorities in Romans 13).
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  • Head Over Heels: How to Fall in Love and Land on Your Feet

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    The Apostolic Conference held that Gentiles who converted to Christianity were not obliged to observe Mosaic Law, including male circumcision. In order for people to honour their duties to the common good, the society must be organized in such a way that everyone can participate.28 Thus, rnarginalization and powerlessness — two of the five 'faces' of oppression noted by Young — would be explicitly forbidden.
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  • Beyond Moralism: A Contemporary View of the Ten Commandments

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    Even more fundamentally, as long as any given position with respect to natural morality has no demonstrable connection with revelation, there is no guarantee that such a position exhibits any inherent truth value. This approach has been generally adopted in the United States. Furthermore, these things are "clearly seen". (Rom. 1:20) This testimony is echoed elsewhere in the Bible as well. 1 Finally, Paul says that God has made these same things "evident within" all men.
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  • Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics: Fall/Winter 2013

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    Dan Doriani [Lecture 21] - A Theology of Food, Relationships — Dr. This course is a study of the life of Christ based on a selected gospel. Please fill out the top part of the form below to join that mailing list. In some countries, a deposition given under hypnotic trance is accepted, but account is taken of it only if the crucial details coincide with, or are supported by, other evidence. It would also be wrong to be moved by a stronger desire for an instance of one of the goods to act for it by destroying, damaging or impeding an instance of one of the others.
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  • Love Walked among Us: Learning to Love Like Jesus

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    Matthew 5:44; 5:25; Luke 6:27; Romans 12:20). Rom. 1:21 Non-Christian ethics has no adequate grounds for authority. The class wars of modernity are something of a triangular struggle between three classes, the landed aristocrats, the merchants, and the workers. Since Marxism is a secularized religion the divine activity takes the form of a logic of history which preordains that the mighty shall destroy themselves and shall give political strength to the weak in their very effort to destroy them. (This Marxian conception is incidentally the fruit of both a profound religious feeling and of astute social observations.
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  • Divine Covenants and Moral Order: A Biblical Theology of

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    He wants to make you totally mature, perfect. It says He wants you even to do His will, in everything, in everything, working in you that which is well pleasing in His sight. Christianity and war have been the historical sources for the social construction of American national identity, according to this reading. To put it another way, metaphysics (“that which pertains to reality, to the nature of things, to existence,” VS, 14) is the foundation and arbiter of epistemology. (See her critique of Kant’s bifurcation of phenomenal and noumenal, FNI, 30f.) In a similar way, metaphysics functioned as the basis of Rand’s axiology, her system of values.
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  • Animal Ethics and Theology: The Lens of the Good Samaritan

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    The course thus covers the philosophical and theological principles of Christian ethics and the application of these principles to an array of concerns related to social, political, and economic justice. The second interpretation of the view that the human being was created good (or, to be good), implies that the human being merely has the capacity for virtue: that is, could pursue good, but could also pursue evil. Christians believe that people have fallen into sin, and that people are therefore born with a tendency to sin rather than do good.