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Fidelity: How to Be a One-Woman Man

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On the contrary, I point to them as inconsistent with civilization, as incompatible with Christianity. In Biblical teaching, the ends do not justify the means! Let Henry continue his analysis of the ethics of existentialism: The moral life needs no clarification of the metaphysical hinterland before posing the question, 'What ought I to do?' Such inquiries as 'What kind of a universe is this?' or 'What life-view is demanded by this world-view?' only divert the individual from the task of living passionately at the moment.

Women, Celibacy and the Church

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Against orthodox Christianity, the prophetic tradition in Christianity must insist on the relevance of the ideal of love to the moral experience of mankind on every conceivable level. The love absolutism in the ethic of Jesus expresses itself in terms of a universalism, set against all narrower forms of human sympathy, as well as in terms of a perfectionism which maintains a critical vigor against the most inevitable and subtle forms of self-assertion.

The Christian Theology Reader

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Wayne Grudem Christian Ethics: Commandment 6 - Suicide - Dr. How is one to apportion relative blame upon the hysteria of Germany and the fear complex of France? The Roman Catholic Church, having gradually become less fearful of it than it once notoriously was, has recently given it its official blessing (even if that blessing perhaps evokes, in uncharitable minds, reminiscences of the blind Isaac). It is possible that Conservative Protestants simply are more likely than other Americans to think of themselves as people who are honest in relationships with co-workers, who are altruistic and normative in their decision-making, and who avoid "stealing" from their employer.

God's Order and Natural Law: The Works of the Laudian

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Its optimism had no more solid foundation than the expansive mood of the era of triumphant capitalism and naturally gives way to confusion and despair when the material conditions of life are seriously altered. They have always furnished a bulwark against more consistent and less profound analyses of the problem of evil; yet they have not been able wholly to prevent the waters of monism and dualism from seeping into Christian thought. It is far better to allow the patient his liberty of making choices, and face the reality of his mortality with dignity, than to follow the crooked road of duplicity.

Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics: Fall 2002

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Known as a pastor to pastors, London shares his insight into this vital topic. Jim Wallis, God’s Politics, ch. 7 (“Be Not Afraid: A Moral Response to Terrorism”), pp. 87-107. Traditionally, Christian ethics includes basic principles of Christian religion that is quite natural. The virtue ethics approach is a theory that suggests that people are judged via their character, not specific actions. On the other side are those suggesting that once the abortion has taken place and the foetus is dead, the organs and tissue may be taken as with any other cadaver.

In Search of the Good Life: The Ethics of Globalization

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Wayne Grudem [109] Chapter 41: Death and the Intermediate State - Dr. Its practical consequences included, firstly, the principle of the historical continuity of the legal domain (law cannot be abolished as conscience cannot be abolished; it can only be improved and adjusted also legally to new situations and cases). The lived life of Jesus Christ stands as the ultimate example of a dynamic, nuanced, profoundly meaningful embodiment of Christian ethics, demonstrating the absolute inseparability of theory and practice in this unique ethical framework.

After the Market: Economics, Moral Agreement and the

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Wayne Grudem [201] Faith and Politics: National Defense (Ch. 11b Pt. 2 of 4) - Dr. It does not show that the command to rest is abrogated, nor that there is a command (not just an example) to gather for worship on a specific day of the week. We discern a shift in his teaching from that we have just reviewed and the expansion of trade and of markets, which was a major feature of his day, is certainly part of the reason for this.

Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic

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Christian ethics in general has tended to stress the need for grace, mercy, and forgiveness because of human weakness. We are completely free in this world to do whatever we want, good or bad. Ethics is more important than morality in creating a functioning society. In two of the books he has written on the subject he has taken the time to lay out the different approaches which have been tried by recent ethicists both Christian and non-Christian. Scripture as an external revelation became necessary because of the sin of man.

Just Sex

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He has published widely on Hellenistic Judaism and the contexts of New Testament writings, including Coping with Violence in the New Testament (Leiden: Brill, 2012, edited with P. Beyond the example there's energy, and it's the power of God in your life. It is quite clear that abortion is an issue of morality that arises out of religious faith but it is important to realize that it is a religion-based moral position that applies only to those that believe that it is morally wrong.

Theonomics: Reconnecting Economics with Virtue and Integrity

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Religious approaches to medical ethics share a common grounding of ethical positions in religiously based claims (Lammers, 1998; Williams, 1997). Thus if we get our will in harmony with God’s, and keep it there, we will not sin. Every approach to ethics relies upon some assumptions about what a human person is, and what it is about the human person which presents the possibility for moral thinking and behaving. More importantly, there may be spiritual decisions—with eternal consequences—that need to be confronted.

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