Ethics


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Free study guides are available on this website to enrich personal or group study. They would see this as analogous to the distinction between justified homicide and murder. Now, they're the difference between right -- and right." All things therefore whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, even so do ye unto them: for this is the law and the prophets (Matthew 7:12). The level of risk depends on the commitment of the organization to high ethical standards and on its willingness to encourage whistleblowing in its own best interests.

Moral Dilemmas: An Introduction to Christian Ethics


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I have illustrated this approach through an overview of my Christian Ethics course and its use of ELCA social statements. Therefore, we are justified in the observation that each person should be treated as a unique individual. Do you agree that Christian ethics should be allowed a place in the overall discussion of ethics? In traditional accounts his life story begins many eons ago when he first makes the aspiration to become a buddha, and then embarks upon a long and arduous spiritual journey across many lives as a bodhisattva in which he masters ten "perfections"—generosity, the precepts of morality (śīla), renunciation, wisdom, effort, patience, truth, resolution, loving-kindness, and equanimity.

Acts of Conscience: Christian Nonviolence and Modern


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The ultimate moral or human judgement (I am using these two terms synonymously) must be inclusive of all aspects — the physical, the psychological, the social, the eugenic, the hygienic, and so forth. This was the tenor of a much more ancient strain of philosophical thought, illustrated in dramatic form in Sophocles' play Antigone. The problem of achieving a just society in the Western World is being needlessly complicated by a social philosophy which tempts the rebels against social injustice to an intransigence and dogmatism inconsistent with the necessities of a wise statesmanship and prevents them from working in alliance with other victims of injustice, whose view upon life is different from their own (the agrarians, 3.

Sexual Virtue: An Approach to Contemporary Christian Ethics



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RTS 3000 Buddhism & Islam: Body & Belief This course is a comparative study of Buddhism and Islam, including origins, historical and geographical development, scriptures, and doctrine with a focus on religious restrictions and prescriptions relating of food, clothing, sex, gender roles and ritual practices, exploring similarities and differences and their implications. This leaves us, argues Alan Thein Burning, with a conundrum. The rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group or culture.

Christians and Old Testament Laws


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Its Kingdom of God was translated to mean exactly that ideal society which modern culture hoped to realize through the evolutionary process. Never forget what the definition of "Christian" means... it means "Christ-Like". 2 Corinthians 3:18 But we Christians have no veil over our faces; we can be mirrors that brightly reflect the glory of the Lord. They had a moral sense, I believe, which tended toward allowing operations which seemed to do little if any harm to the donor and to be of great benefit to the recipient.

Source Book of Self-Discipline: A Synthesis of #00Moralia in


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The faculty of speech should not be isolated and considered in itself but rather seen as part of the human person who is related to other human persons. This page is designed to make writings on Christian Ethics available to those without easy access to a theological library. The tragedy is that, if there really is something to discover, the way the research has been done puts the whole effort under the pall of suspicion out of the gate.

A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion for



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Christians are the kind of people who marry for life, although again how this doctrine is applied to particular situations is again a matter of practice. Since the Roe decision state legislatures and Congress have tried to modify the public moral standards for allowing abortions. He is thinking of the divine, to use Plato's metaphor, as magnetic, drawing us, by its attractive power, to live the best kind of life possible for us. As a precaution, the snake, the researcher and the subjects were separated by a sheet of invisible glass.

Water Shaping Stone: Faith, Relationships, and Conscience


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I will be truthful in my speech, never plagiarizing another’s work, exaggerating the facts, misusing personal experiences, or communicating gossip. Describe Christian ethical teachings on ONE of the following: Despite having a rich biblical tradition on ecology and some outstanding examples of individuals who have provided leadership in the field, the extent of Christian ethical teaching in the area of environmental ethics has been quite limited. A recent example of poor Christian ethics is arguably at odds with Geisler's view.

Thomas Merton: Faithful Visionary (People of God)


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And the fourth calls Christians to embrace an overall symbolic worldview. It can never become an ultimate information bureau. State and federal codes, professional association statements and denominational guidelines have been drawn up to address ethical issues in mental health work. Not all religions believe the soul to be immortal, or dependent on the deity, and not all have notions of an afterlife. So, for example, legal limits on the pursuit of profit by large corporations will be less than effective if those who set policy for the corporations are not themselves sufficiently temperate to limit the pursuit of profit when it does not conduce to the common good.

Can a Health Care Market Be Moral?: A Catholic Vision



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There was a great opportunity for synthesising the two approaches that was not taken, and perhaps a more imaginative Christian approach to utilitarianism might yet help to heal the gap between the spiritual and temporal realms. The many who are not called to this task will not have such a desire, but they are lacking in their spiritual duty when they ignore these Biblical requirements for their teachers. We must 214 Peace, violence and war remember the words of Jesus.. ..

The Future of Christian Theology