African American Christian Ethics:

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London: Zed Books, Ltd./ New Hauerwas, Stanley. But what do we mean we use terms like rights, responsibility, negligence, good, bad, should, and ought? As has already been noted, the official teaching of the Roman Catholic Church is that a divorced person whose first marriage was valid and whose partner is still alive may not enter a second marriage. Nor is there any political technique which would be a perfect guarantee against abuses of socially sanctioned privileges. The sources of ethics are partly man's own experience and partly the principles and truths proposed by other philosophical disciplines ( logic and mataphysics).

Zeit und Zeitlichkeit im Judentum (Judische Religion,

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God's Old Testament prophets would not have fared well in many modern churches. These principles are central to my own understanding of Christian discipleship. If the man—woman relationship is seen to be at the heart of marriage, it is not surprising that some marriages come to grief at a time when gender relationships are undergoing a process of profound re-evaluation and particularly when this process is far more advanced among women than among men. By that I mean that religious faith is not necessary in order to experience and recognize the moral point of view: 152 The distinctiveness of Christian morality that is something that is a demand of our humanness or rationality.

Honesty, Morality, and Conscience: Making Wise Choices in

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Supplemental readings are provided to encourage further exploration of topic, internet links provided for all readings. Typical conversion stories would include the following. Christian ethics operates on the level of the theoretical and the scientific and tries to explain the Christian moral life in a thematic, systematic, coherent, and consistent manner. To understand this, and to live by it, is to embody Christian virtues in a narrative ethic.

American Protestant Ethics and the Legacy of H. Richard

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Gustafson, Christ and the Moral Life (New York: Harper and Row, 1968), p. 6. 7 J. If single, I will be discreet in my dating practices, especially in relation to members of my congregation. West, Professor of Christian Ethics and African American Studies, Drew Theological School Robin Lovin at his finest--a lucid introduction to the way that we think about moral questions from a Christian perspective that will give those new to the discipline of ethics a solid foundation and those who are experienced in the discipline of ethics a splendid refresher course. --Emilie M.

Human Dignity in the Biotech Century: A Christian Vision for

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The Use of the Bible in Christian Ethics. But war is a complicated issue and the principles are nonetheless a useful starting point for ethical examination and they remain a guide for both statesmen and women and for those who judge political proceedings. Because 'your sins are forgiven' there now follows 'Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you'. Everson Revisited: Religion, Education, and Law at the Crossroads. The teacher must respect the family environment of the child.

Behind the Public Veil: The Humanness of Martin Luther King

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I suggest that we think of 'person' as a focal point, where all these dimensions converge. Walking With the Poor: Principles and Practices of Transformational Development. But the way he focuses this social predicament worsens its understanding and solution. Yet few of us ever think about any of these issues that continue to be taught — authoritatively — by the Church. In this thorough update of a classic textbook, noted Christian thinker Norman Geisler evaluates contemporary ethical options (such as antinomianism, situation ethics, and legalism) and pressing issues of the day (such as euthanasia, homosexuality, and divorce) from a biblical perspective.

Just War, Lasting Peace: What Christian Traditions Can Teach

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Protestant Christianity in America is, unfortunately, unduly dependent upon the very culture of modernity, the disintegration of which would offer a more independent religion a unique opportunity. Instead, they would have to say that they are serving God’s business in their workplaces. Registration for the 2015-2016 is closed; please visit the Competition page for further information and current results.

The Watchman

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That we will have to face experiences of pain, suffering, and death in ourselves and in others is the price of being human. What we do know is that the people underwent a vicious and determined undermining of tradition, and particularly of the principles which, in recent years among Catholics, have come to be known as “non-negotiable”: life, the family, and education. It is perfectly possible for an explicitly non-religious person to be sensitively moral.

The Crisis and the Kingdom: Economics, Scripture, and the

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If we are ever going to grow in our loving relationship with God and neighbour, then we need to discern what is truly loving. Thus his imperative is based on the “indicative” (cf. Pope John Paul, in his address on the occasion of the presentation of the Biblical Commission's Statement (see Fitzmyer, The Biblical Commission's Document, note 5 above, pp. 5f.), reminded his audience that Pius XII's Divino Afflante Spiritu laid particular emphasis on Bible interpreters' need to understand literary genres.

Parenting (Compass: Christian Explorations of Daily Living)

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The captain becomes convinced that they have been ordered to fire their missiles, and almost everything seems to suggest this. Conservative Protestants believe that they witness to the reality of God and God's power in their lives by taking positions at work that (they believe) show that absolute morality can and should govern human conduct. Second, I raise some questions that I think these works leave unanswered, before offering a few concluding remarks.