Category: Ethics

Real Christian Fellowship (Yoder for Everyone)

Real Christian Fellowship (Yoder for Everyone)

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The course explores such corporate practice toward a public theology for the public square for Christians to live faithfully in a world of difference. As a result we are suffering from a serious case of relativism. We can’t just willy-nilly marry a foreigner and if we do so without going through the correct process, we may very well face separation from our spouse and an annulment of all legal recognition of the marriage. Can they be told only that they must reject their new responsibilities as a necessary condition of forgiveness and restoration to sacramental life? (Fuller version of this intervention in Kelly, pp. 71-2) The most authoritative recent statement from the Vatican on this matter is the 1994 Letter of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) to the World's Bishops (text in Kelly, pp. 121—7).
Would God Go Shopping?

Would God Go Shopping?

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Indeed, love is the nature of God’s heart or love constitutes the heart of God. [5] From this viewpoint, the Christians believe that God’s grace and His forgiveness of sinful humanity are the holy power by which they can cultivate ethical virtues and their end goal: God’s salvation. Their need for water keeps them safe.” This story explains a Christ centred perspective on Sexual ethics. He who will be a human being is already a human being. .. neither divine law nor human reason admit the right of directly killing a human person.' In 1987 Donum Vitae (SCDF, 1987; para. 13) claimed 'the conclusions of science provide a valuable indication for discerning by the use of reason a personal presence from the moment of conception'.7 These teachings have been reinforced by Pope John Paul II in his sermons, speeches, and, of course, in encyclicals such as Veritatis Splendor in 1993 and in his 'Letter to the World' Evangelium Vitae in 1995.
Let Wives Be Submissive: The Domestic Code in I Peter

Let Wives Be Submissive: The Domestic Code in I Peter

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The just war tradition is indeed as old as warfare itself. Their failure to pay explicit attention to divine activity leads me to raise the same objection to Christian ethicists that Langdon Gilkey raised to biblical theologians in a 1961 essay which has been called "epochal."[36] Gilkey's "Cosmology, Ontology, and the Travail of Biblical Language" originated in the inconsistency he perceived in contemporary theology which left it "half liberal and modern" in its cosmology or worldview and "half biblical and orthodox" in its theological language.[37] It would yield to scientific authority in interpreting biblical events and attribute the rescue of the Hebrew slaves to, for example, "an East wind blowing over the Reed Sea,"[38] but wanted to continue to speak of God's mighty acts in the Exodus event.
The Gift of Love

The Gift of Love

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Findings for the control variables show a positive and significant total effect of being female on ethical conduct, which is mediated through higher levels of Conservative Protestantism among females compared with males. Thus the simple faith of modern culture in the impartiality of human reason became a religion by which a commercial civilization could claim ultimate significance for all of its relative moral and social ideals; liberty, property, democracy, laissez-faire economics, etc.
Themes in fundamental moral theology

Themes in fundamental moral theology

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With help from famous pacifist theologian Stanley Hauerwas of Duke University, Casey helped organize 100 ethicists in 2002 to warn against any U. The issue of drive-by shooting, for example, is not an applied ethical issue, since everyone agrees that this practice is grossly immoral. Protecting confidential communication, including the assertion of privilege in the face of legal or court demands shall be the first response of counselors to demands or requests for client communications and records.
The Ten Commandments from the Back Side: Bible Stories with

The Ten Commandments from the Back Side: Bible Stories with

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It is concerned with what we teach our children and how; with the way we relate with friends, families, and neighbours; with the way we live our lives. Another common appeal in Catholic social teachings emphasizes the responsible participation in God's own work of creating a more just society. The freedom of God is not a caveat but an axiom. McCormick (eds), Readings m Moral Theology, no. 7: Natural Law and Theology (New York: Paulist Press, 1991). The Counter-Reformation in Roman Catholic Europe, on the other hand, took the work of Aquinas as authoritative for education.
Voices of Authority:

Voices of Authority:

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Don’t wave a magic wand over some buildings and documents and claim “institutional conscience”. We accept a modest salary in exchange for bettering the lives of others by passing along ideas that we have learned from others. Additionally, it is proposed that sinful human action, such as adultery or murder, actually commences in a person's thoughts in the form of lust or anger, and one who carries those thoughts also bears the commensurate guilt.
Vital Contemporary Issues: Examining Current Questions and

Vital Contemporary Issues: Examining Current Questions and

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Our exposition thus in no way encourages the opinion according to which all the value judgments and directives of the New Testament would be conditioned by time. And here beloved, is the ultimate pattern for the Christian to follow. "Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever." The attitude to, or performance of, duties is induced by a consciousness of needs rather than of rights. A Puerto Rican theologian, his publications include A Violent Evangelism: The Political and Religious Conquest of the Americas (1992), Mito, exilio y demonios: literatura y teología en América Latina (1996), Diálogos y polifonías: perspectivas y reseñas (1999), and Essays From the Diaspora (2002).
American Protestant Ethics and the Legacy of H. Richard

American Protestant Ethics and the Legacy of H. Richard

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For the principalities and powers are none other than the social and spiritual structures we may also identify as practices. In classical Christianity the perfectionism of the gospel stands in a much more difficult relation to the estimate of human resources. There is no commandment greater than these.”‘ ( Mark 12: 28-31 ) According to Jesus, the two most important commandments are to love God and to love your neighbour.
Catholic Moral Theology in Dialogue

Catholic Moral Theology in Dialogue

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Paul moves beyond the law and the prophets on the Golden Rule and gives love its new content when he says: "Be ye therefore imitators of God' as dear children. Matthew 5-7 (sermon on the mount, beatitudes, moral teachings, golden rule) 19 (divorce, rich man), 25: 34-40 (charity, hospitality) Luke 6:20-49 (sermon on the plain, beatitudes, moral teachings) Romans 7:7-25 (law and sin, inner conflict), 12-15:13 (Christian life) I John (children of light, God is love) HAUERWAS, “Jesus: the Story of the Kingdom” and “The Moral Authority of Scripture: The Politics and Ethics of Remembering,” chs. 2-3 in COC, pp. 36-71.