Tragedy, Tradition, Transformism: The Ethics Of Paul Ramsey

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This operates on the principle that a prerequisite for discovering what any given biblical writer understood himself to be saying is a careful use of all available critical tools (historical, linguistic and literary), joined with an honest effort to be objective and an openness to unfamiliar ideas. Since our trust isn't grounded in self-interest, it is fragile. We know that all creation is groaning in labor pains even until now; (Romans 8:18-22, NAB) In the absence of reclaiming the Christian tradition contained in the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and Thomistic natural law,38 moral debate concerning the environment “is out of joint and becomes a theatre of illusions” as we wrestle with fragmented speech among autonomous selves who have become disembodied from traditions of shared understandings of “rights and justice and telos.” So we continue to face “insoluble problems [that] will remain insoluble until” we recover a telos for ‘what human life is for?’39 Thus, in order to recover from ecocide (see Frogs, floods and famines; chapter one), our churches need to re-embody in their own practices a Christian theology and environmental ethics where “the fundamental good is the orientation of life towards God as the giver of life, an orientation which is expressed in the first commandment of the Decalogue…to worship God and God alone, and not to idolize – and hence abuse – any other feature of created reality” (313-4).

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The Christian Witness to the State

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CHRISTIAN ETHICS ARE MIMETIC IN PRACTICE. Freud writes: "The process (of culture) proves to be in the service of Eros, which aims at binding together single human individuals, then families, then tribes, races, nations, into one great unity, that of humanity. These writings are not like so many chapters of a catechism produced under editorial direction but, for the most part, free-standing literary works, whose authors held a wide range of theological viewpoints and who each chose one or more of a variety of literary genres through which to express them.

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Lying: An Augustinian Theology of Duplicity

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There are tensions in Aristotle's account of virtue and happiness. Paul wrote of the same lifestyle when he wrote “for to me to live is Christ…” (Philippians 1:21).... [tags: christian ministry, church, worship] The Oath of Office and Code of Ethics - Abstract In today’s world there are many issues facing the criminal justice system. This doctrine creates a high burden of proof for justifying war, and on many counts both the war against Iraq and the war on terrorism do not reasonably meet this criteria.

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God's Welcome: Hospitality for a Gospel-Hungry World

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All morals intertwined with theme of good vs. evil A. Your selection (topic) has been submitted. Turn your Bibles to the thirteenth chapter of Hebrews for our study tonight. And here beloved, is the ultimate pattern for the Christian to follow. "Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever." Not in a high-handed fashion, but in a sincere and sympathetic manner, firmly criticizing specific attitudes or behaviours. Wayne Grudem [237] Celebrating 50 year Anniversary at Scottsdale Bible Church - No class. [236] 2 Timothy - Dr.

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Practicing Presence: The Spirituality of Caring in Everyday

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So, when you've got a man who's screaming and veins are like bulging out of his neck and his forehead because he feels he's been abused, and I can go in and sit back and, say, "Okay, I'll help you. Much depends on circumstances, including the age, sex and sexual orientation of the people involved. 24 This is not to say that it is impossible for me to punch you as an expression of my love for you. This idea is depicted in, for instance, the Akan maxim: A human being's brother is a (or another) human being.

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Whoever says that sex is good is a liar: Sex Burns!

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Greek and Hebrew fonts should be used where possible. -ise spellings should be used (recognise, emphasise, organisation, analyse, etc.). In the past I have thought that the highest level of morality was expressed in the language that we often refer to as "The Golden Rule." He looks at the merits of each view and the arguments for each position. How can you show that such an indifference to God is wrong? They may not always have been good observers; they may have missed certain things, and their preconceptions may have prevented them from taking due note of everything they saw.

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The Greatest Story Oversold: Understanding Economic

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Although this article may have only taken 5 minutes to read, it could have taken over 5 hours to write. After Eden: Facing the Challenge of Gender Reconciliation. The New Testament is more clearly “rule skeptical”, if you will, and so seems more virtue ethical. Belfield), sought to distinguish between murder and assassination, the latter being justifiable according to the higher purposes sought. The values of the majority religious (or other) moral tradition?

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Bonhoeffer as Martyr: Social Responsibility and Modern

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Today it arises in the context of medical technology which can maintain even in corpses the outward appearance of biological life. John of the Cross (Cambridge, MA: Cowley, 1990), 11. The fortress outlook can be seen in action in the monastic ideal, particularly in the earlier days of its formulation. 30 Monasticism represents a flight from secular culture that can not be justified in view of the central role that love of others is to play in the ethical life of the church.

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What Matters Most

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At any rate, Christian life has frequently produced types of asceticism which can only be explained in terms of a dualistic influence upon, and corruption of, the original Hebraic mythical conception, the basis for which was probably laid by the profound insight in Hebrew thought of regarding soul and body as a unity and never separating them as later Greek thought tended to do. The same process can be detailed in terms of the conversion of our hearts and minds.

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Keeping God's Earth: The Global Environment in Biblical

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For example, the Bible does not say anything explicitly about the use of illegal drugs, yet based on the principles we learn through Scripture, we can know that it is wrong. 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). Gula benefits and burdens of being treated, and then to select from alternative treatments or to refuse treatment altogether.

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