Category: Ethics

Pathway to Freedom: How God's Laws Guide Our Lives

Pathway to Freedom: How God's Laws Guide Our Lives

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The issue is whether individual selfishness is good or bad for society. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1984. _______, What Are They Saying About... In addition, several of these studies, which do not have precise religion measures and/or do not consider indirect effects mediated by religion variables, may in fact distort our understanding of the role of demographic variables on business ethics and decision-making. Exhibit situational awareness and leadership. The Communist Manifesto of Karl Marx lived on in the heart of Lenin and reached Goliath stature in the Machiavellian ethics of Stalin.
The Liberatory Thought of Martin Luther King Jr.: Critical

The Liberatory Thought of Martin Luther King Jr.: Critical

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The difference is that Cobb and Birch place the locus of value in the experience of biological life in general, thereby subordinating human dignity to a further end. "The locus of intrinsic value is not in persons as such," Cobb writes, "but in experience. Choosing Life: A Dialogue on Evangelium Vitae. Christian Perspectives on Bioethics: Religious Values and Public Policy in a Pluralistic Society. There are schools of ethical philosophy which maintain that the ethical good is totally independent of moral consciousness to begin with.
War and the American Difference: Theological Reflections on

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Therefore modern criminology, using psychiatric techniques, seeks to discover, the cause of anti-social conduct in order that it may be corrected. Perhaps it is best here to support a moderate policy such as required request, which includes both the freedom necessary for giving and the valid needs of the common good. Does he know how long we've been in this? They say they can go into the houses of kids on probation at any time of night, and search through all of their belongings.
The Principles Of Moral And Christian Philosophy Vol 1 Pb

The Principles Of Moral And Christian Philosophy Vol 1 Pb

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It is this aspect of man's spiritual problem which modern culture does not understand. My concern wasn’t with the article specifically, but rather, with the distinction between “Weak” and “Strong” Kinism (where weak and strong are determined according to one’s view of race-mixing). He will also consult the Bible for examples of similar situations for further help. He also teaches that humans have freedom, in the sense of a power to perform both an act and its opposite, though not at the same time. (For Mu'tazilite ethical theory, see Sophia Vasalou, Moral Agents and Their Deserts: The Character of Mu'tazilite Ethics and George Hourani, Islamic Rationalism: The Ethics of ‘Abd al-Jabbar.) The second alternative was taught by al-Ashari (d. 935), who started off as a Mu'tazilite, but came to reject their view.
Turning Point: The Inside Story of the Papal Birth Control

Turning Point: The Inside Story of the Papal Birth Control

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These are individuals whose gender identity conflicts with the gender that they were assigned at birth. Could it be that with the economy humming and the country gaining in respect, the secularists have a better chance to paint the Catholic Church as a meddling, kill-joy relic of the past? The history of this fragmentation has been chronicled by Alasdair MacIntyre in After Virtue. 1 MacIntyre argues that our current ethical situation is in fact a chaos of incommensurable fragments of past ethical systems.
Early Christian Ethics in Interaction with Jewish and

Early Christian Ethics in Interaction with Jewish and

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Given the scope of reality that Ayn Rand took into account, the axiom A is A demands that men always trade value for value. Moreover, he was ‘awoken from his dogmatic slumbers’ by reading Hume, though Kant is referring here to Hume's attack on causation, not his ethical theory (Prolegomena, 4:260). Coach does not judge client or express approval or disapproval for not aligning with coach’s definition or expression of faith.
Setting Love in Order: Hope and Healing for the Homosexual

Setting Love in Order: Hope and Healing for the Homosexual

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Douma has pointed out, between ethics and morals. There is another aspect to be considered, however, and that is the influence of societal or organizational norms. For regarding, first, the Old Testament (and the Old Testament, in matters sexual, has probably burnt deeper into the Christian psyche than the New), the factors which typically underlie sexual prohibitions in certain well-thumbed pages have more to do with cultural taboos (where 'purity' is, from our point of view, non-moral and where, for example, menstruation, contact with a corpse, cross-dressing, same-sex relations and intercourse with animals are all deemed equally to be dreaded, and apparently for the same kind of reason), than with anything that most Christians nowadays would admit to thinking had anything to do with sexual morality, or else were based on considerations of 'property rights', such as may be quite foreign or even morally unacceptable to us.
Be Yourself--Discover the Life You Were Meant to Live

Be Yourself--Discover the Life You Were Meant to Live

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While some early professing Christians stressed the humanity of Jesus over his divinity (some held a view termed adoptionism, according to which Jesus, as a man, was adopted by God the Father to bring about salvation), others stressed the divinity of Jesus over his humanity (docetism). They also furnish new chapters on decision-making and on character and social structure that would be excellent material for any ethics course. Though a fulfilled life will, of course, involve keeping healthy, and sleeping, and digesting and so on, what makes it fulfilling are not these background activities, but the activities of intellectual understanding and contributing to society.
Exploring Postcolonial Biblical Criticism: History, Method,

Exploring Postcolonial Biblical Criticism: History, Method,

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That some of the nuttiest right-wing figures are among those calling for catastrophe as a policy, only reinforces the sense that catastrophe is not something we need to embrace. Biblical ethics build on the work of other Biblical scholars. Upon this construction of the gospel, sinful men had a right to demand that God send His Son to save them, and they have a right to claim salvation not as a mater of grace, but of debt. The effort to elaborate the religio-moral thought of Jesus into a practical socio-moral or even politico-moral system usually has the effect of blunting the very penetration of his moral insights.
Hand in Hand: The Beauty of God's Sovereignty and Meaningful

Hand in Hand: The Beauty of God's Sovereignty and Meaningful

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I will first distinguish the moral conscience from what it is not — its psychological cousin, the superego. So, for example, he often, paradoxically, juxtaposes indicative and imperative: 'You have put on Christ' — 'Put on Christ!'; 'You have life in the Spirit' — 'Walk in the Spirit!'; 'For freedom Christ has set you free' - 'Be free!' Or, he characteristically introduces his moral exhortations with a 'Therefore. . .', referring back to his exposition of the divinely-wrought indicative. (Classic are Rom 6:12; 8:12 and 12:1.) Then, in answering the charge that his dispensing with Torah must lead to antinomianism (Rom 3:8; 6:1, 15), he turns not to some alternative set of prescriptions, but to the indicative of the Christian's sharing in Christ's destiny (Rom 6).