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Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics 1996 (Annual Of

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It is also intended to address persons who had a Sunday School introduction to Christianity that may have been too one-sided (only presenting Christianity as one, monolithic tradition rather than being a tradition that contains much diversity). How do we use reason to interpret and appropriate scripture? It remains a further, and separate question, to whom and how God's grace becomes available. When anybody asks me that, I'll say, well, what do you do or pray about what?

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Radical Christianity:Peace and Justice in the New Testament

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It is true that African religious experience certainly features mystical or highly spiritual encounters between human beings (that is, priests, priestesses, diviners, etc.) and spiritual beings. Lisa Sowle Cahill, “The Bible and Christian Moral Practices,” in Lisa Sowle Cahill and James F. With regard to homosexuality, Lawler, Boyle and May point out that the Church's moral judgment is directed toward homosexual acts, which can be freely chosen, and not toward the homosexual condition, which is to a large extent not voluntarily established.

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Sociality, Ethics, and Social Change

Judith Vaughan

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At the same time, however, Christians are never authorized to pronounce judgment on others as people, or to classify them as beyond God's redemption. Further, faith and works, properly understood, mean that the gift of salvation is mediated in and through the human response; a perennial danger is to absolutize works. The fourteenth century saw a criticism of Thomas from a nominalist perspective that grounded the good not in ontological reality but solely in the will of God and employed a more deontological approach to ethics.

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Stewards of Life: Bioethics and Pastoral Care

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Limitations on the appropriateness of the techniques or instruments are described. c. This is more than a philosophical argument; an early miscarriage does not present a woman with the same degree of loss as a still-birth or a neo-natal death. I will be honest and responsible in my finances by paying all debts on time, never seeking special gratuities or privileges, giving generously to worthwhile causes, and living a Christian lifestyle.

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Catholic Social Ethics: A Basic Primer

Stephen M. Scrimenti

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Jonathan Loved David: Homosexuality in Bible Times. Every lesson deserves study, and restudy. Every audience deserves a thoughtful application of God's message to their unique needs and circumstances. The first is to say that the biblical utterances on sex are effectively abrogated by the commandment to love. It is this question of appropriateness that is addressed with and through authority within the community we call the Church. We must not forget the intimate connection between the exercise of authority and the convincing power of one's witness through action.

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When Godly People Do Ungodly Things - Leader Guide: Arming

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It is always the counselor’s responsibility to protect the client’s identity. This concern with action and its consequences is reflected in a list of basic norms known as the "five precepts" (śīla), to which Buddhists often commit formally in religious ceremonies; these prohibit taking life, theft, sexual misconduct, false speech, and the consumption of intoxicants. Carmody, Christian Feminist Theology (Oxford: Blackwell, 1995). Mary Midgley, Beast and Man: The Roots of Human Nature (NY: Routledge, 1978; rev. 1995).

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De Idololatria: Critical Text, Translation and Commentary

Tertullian

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Indeed some concept of measurement is inherent in the idea of the greatest happiness of the greatest number, otherwise how would you have any idea whether it had been achieved? The three aspects are by no means mutually exclusive, but they offer a set of moral guidelines for waging war that are neither unrestricted nor too restrictive. Westminster (MD): Newman Pr., 1964. * This is a typical example of 'pre-Vatican II' moral theology, heavily dependent upon papal statements and neo-scholastic theology.

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The Dangerous Act of Loving Your Neighbor: Seeing Others

Mark Labberton

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Olson, Daniel. 1993. "Fellowship Ties and the Transmission of Religious Identity." It does force us to clarify what the social goods are that we believe marriage is supposed to produce. The search for a moral consensus based on a common human nature has, for some time now, replaced the social function of religious belief, which was long thought to be the indispensable foundation of social peace. Ethics in Action Segment Responses Liberty University SEGMENT ONE: MANAGING BOUNDARIES 1.

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The Ethics of Capital Punishment: A Zondervan Digital Short

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Christians believe that humans are free to choose between doing good or doing evil. London: DLT, 1999. * Two books from a very readable, pastorally oriented author. These challenges and opportunities have given rise to much creative work in recent Buddhist ethical thought. For the notion of 'pedagogic progressivity' cuts more ways than one. Our Founding Fathers acknowledged these basic rights for all people, and our Civil War enforced it for the American slaves when they were denied their God-given Liberty. 7. "Hate Evil".

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Christian Morality: The Word Becomes Flesh

Josef Fuchs

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As Christian leaders, we are called to be ethical, not as a legalistic obligation, but as part of an ever deepening intimate and covenantal relationship with God in Christ. When one refers to the exercise of authority, one almost spontaneously thinks of members of the hierarchy making statements or issuing decrees (encyclicals, constitutions, exhortations, instructions, and so forth). If they are post-exilic it seems probable they were always impossible to execute owing to Israel's incorporation into successive world empires.

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