New Testament Ethics: The Legacies of Jesus and Paul

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It is the greatness of being human to which we owe our abilities. We affirm the standard of honesty in all circumstances. They seek to prevent one life from destroying or taking advantage of another. As the wise ones of Israel recognized, to “fear God and keep his commandments is the whole duty of man” (Ecclesiastes 12:13); or as Moffatt renders it “Stand in awe of God, obey his orders: that is everything for every man.” Of course, such insights about obligation have led some to think of Christian ethics only as a system of commands and duties.

How Far Can We Go? A Catholic Guide to Sex and Dating

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First of all, in Christian ethics a man value before God “does not depend on mutable circumstances, we can under certain circumstances willfully relinquish life without in any way jeopardizing our being valued by God.” (Ramsey 1950:153). To be distracted by the modern question “Is Christianity deontological or teleological?” is to be misled. Answer Why should followers of Christ use The Ten Commandments in EVANGELISM? Locke, in his paper on religious ethics, said, “In the Bible a sin is not so much the violation of a taboo or the transgression of an external ordinance as it is an action and/or thought which touches upon and distorts a human’s personal standing with God.

Blessed to Follow: The Beatitudes As a Compass for

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Yet to see ethics primarily as a process of critical decision making has increasingly come under question. Wayne Grudem [83] Chapter 27: Doctrine of the Atonement - (Pt. 2 of 4) - Dr. Or does it not, rather, perpetuate the Wasteland and prevent the realization of the Promised Land? From this it followed that pre-mantal sex or adultery was forbidden. The scriptures point out that Christian believers are to live and act in certain ways. Kant's authority external to himself never gets beyond treating other rational beings as ends in themselves since they also are sovereign law-makers. "All rational beings are governed by the law that each must treat itself and all other such beings, never merely as means, but also always as ends in themselves (p. 182).

The Assurance of Faith: Conscience in the Theology of Martin

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How Conservative Protestant cultural structures are transposed to give meaning to the work world is shaped by dominant cultural tools within American society, which are given a sacred twist within Conservative Protestantism. When accompanied by the decline of metaphysics and challenges about the distinctiveness of Christian ethics, concern about method may be the theologian's way of attempting to maintain academic respectability while confronting doubts--one's own or others'--about whether what one is doing is indeed academically respectable.

Of God and Pelicans: A Theology of Reverence for Life

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Paul explores the basis and motivation for ethical living for the Christian as based upon Scripture. [45 minutes] Paul explores pitfalls to avoid when evaluating how to live morally according to the Bible and discusses how Christian Ethics are to be defined. [37 minutes] Paul discusses the driving factors behind different ethical systems and concludes that only the Christian system of ethics provides an adequate basis for proper living. [40 minutes] Paul discusses the Christian basis for objective truth and it's incompatibility with postmodernism. [27 minutes] For the Christian, God is the sole source of truth--truth being the very embodiment of His character.

The Spiritual Revolution: Why Religion is Giving Way to

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Mercy and compassion are the ways that God, who had covenanted with Israel, continues to love her, provides for her, and protects her from harm. Georges Florovsky's Collected Works, 5 vols. (Belmont, Mass., 1972–), and John Meyendorff's Byzantine Theology, 2d ed. (New York, 1979), include helpful chapters dealing with Christian ethics. The good effects, of the procedure and of the practice in general must outweigh the bad effects (the requirement of due proportion); this includes the issue of resource allocation.

Commemorating War and Praying for Peace: A Christian

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As a complete handbook of moral theology, this book will serve the needs of both beginning and advanced students in seminary and university courses in moral theology and ethics. We are at present concerned to set the main points of difference between the Christian and the non-Christian epistemology in clear-cut opposition against one another, in order to point out that the ethics of the nonChristian will have to be in accordance with his non-Christian epistemology, and that the ethics of the Christian will have to be in accordance with his epistemology.

Doing Right and Being Good: Catholic and Protestant Readings

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Gregory, in his homilies and his Moralia in Job, often relies on the moral teaching of Augustine but emphasizes the practical and pastoral aspects of Christian morality. Marx (1818-83), on the other hand, from the start thinks in terms of relationships. 'An isolated individual could no more have property in land and soil than he could speak. Whatever we may wish to say about the validity or otherwise of these arguments, however, some scholars are of the opinion that, in practice, the real grounding of this norm was the extraordinary authority attributed, for many centuries after his death, to the figure of Augustine.7 In order to overcome some of the problems that could result from keeping to a deontological norm about telling untruths, various mechanisms have been developed and adopted from time to time.

Jesus and the Law in the Synoptic Tradition (Society for New

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Of these Vinaya rules, the Pali Text Society’s Translation noted precisely 150 rules; the 75 Sekhiyas and 2 Aniyata were subsequently added to these 150 rules, resulting in 227 total rules for bhikkhus’ training. [9] The basic training rules for bhikkhus (monks) and bhikkhunis (nuns), however, are summarized in the modern Patimoksa, which includes 227 rules for bhikkhus and 311 for bhikkhunis. [10] Yet, the most essential and popular disciplines for all the Buddhists (both monastic and lay persons) involve five precepts: 1) to refrain from killing or destroying living creatures; 2) to refrain from taking that which is not given; 3) to refrain from sexual misconduct; 4) to refrain from incorrect and harmful speech; and 5) to refrain from intoxicating drinks and drugs that lead to carelessness.

Vegangelical: How Caring for Animals Can Shape Your Faith

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Chapter 2 begins Geisler's more detailed examination of the different views of ethics. This picture is partly rectified in the New Testament, with Paul's insistence that a woman has rights over a man's body as well as vice versa,9 and by Jesus' teaching that a man is not free to dispose of his wife as of a piece of property.10 But the reported consternation of Jesus' own disciples at this teaching — 'If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is not expedient to marry'11 - is an indication of how strange the idea was in a Jewish context shaped by the Old Testament.