Becoming Simple and Wise: Moral Discernment in Dietrich

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Many of the leaders in the feminist movement promote arguments in favor of legalized abortion. After what has been said the following methods of ethics must be rejected as unsound. I think it was due to Rand’s thoroughgoing immanentalism: the complete rejection of a divine or supernatural dimension to reality. People who look for a sexual ethic from their faith, rather than in pop-psychology, or what they first heard in the ‘school-yard’ are looking in the right place – but I wonder how well equipped the churches are to give advice on the subject.

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A Greater Freedom: Biotechnology, Love, and Human Destiny

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Examining the background to this initiative and how it eventually led up to the publication of the CDF letter may help to clarify where matters stand at present in the Roman Catholic Church with regard to the divorced-remarried and the sacraments. Burning, How Much Is Enough? (London: Earthscan, 1992), p. 51. 23 Quoted in State of the World 1994 (London: Worldwatch, 1994), p. 19. 24 S. Yet when the opportunity for such an encounter actually became available, his friend rejected the possibility without even genuinely considering it.

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Sexual Sin: Combatting the Drifting and Cheating (Resources

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The central Christian anamnesis or remembrance is the dangerous memory of the death and resurrection of Jesus as inaugurator of the reign of God, a reign of justice, peace and reconciliation. For the Greek, as for the African and the Arab, the character of the individual matters most in our moral life and thought. It is a multidisciplinary field grappling with perplexing questions created by rapidly evolving scientific, technological, and social developments.

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The Pietist Impulse in Christianity: (Princeton Theological

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Of course, for a full appreciation of these authors' positions, a reading of their texts is required. Christian Ethics is one of many ways of reflecting ethical values but is a very distinctive one, as it is determined by theological premises of Christian faith about a loving God. This, finally, is the explanation for ethical reality as man knows it. A first question to be asked, therefore, is what effect punishment really does have in reducing crime. Is sadism good, if it gives pleasure to some?

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The Spirit of Biblical Law (The Spirit of the Laws Ser.)

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Anyway, thanks for taking the time to reply. Wayne Grudem [200] What Challenges and Hinders Prayer? - Dr. In legal terms, this constitutes a fiduciary relationship.12 To the degree possible, counselors should avoid entering into a dual relationship with a client. We always judge ourselves by our own standards and weigh ourselves in balances which give us a special advantage. Wayne Grudem [178] Faith and Politics: Self defense and ownership of guns (Ch. 6d:) - Dr.

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Divine Rule Maintained: Anthony Burgess, Covenant Theology,

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Human life is God's gift to us and our responsibility. It is concisely written and well organized as a step-by-step guidebook for handy reference. · This guidebook is free in order to make its contents highly accessible to organizations, particularly those with limited resources. In part 2, he explores the various ways Scripture can be used as a book of rules. Certainly, they are beyond written language. Many of the essays are useful primarily as reviews of the current literature, but several stand out for their original analyses of the issues they address.

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African American Christian Ethics

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The notion of proper authority therefore requires thinking about what is meant by sovereignty, what is meant by the state, and what is the proper relationship between a people and its government. I will be supportive and loyal to my fellow staff ministers, never criticizing them or undermining their ministry. The study of historical origins, which gradually evolved into the contemporary rituals, will enlighten the deeper mystery and meaning of Catholicism’s seven sacraments.

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Beauty Care for the Tongue

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Christian ethics can be defined as the way of life appropriate for those who accept the Christian faith.... This teaching soon degenerated into haughty arrogance and open contempt for law and for the remainder of men (Cynicism). Some feminists believe that a useful framework for consideration of these issues is to be found in the theological and the philosophical tradition of natural law ethics. Second, no one person in an entire lifetime can learn Greek and Hebrew, develop his own systematic theology, write commentaries on all the books of the Bible, and in essence develop a library on the Bible that is necessary to assure oneself and others that one's work is consistent with all that the Bible teaches.

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What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: Destroying the Deception

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This distance between crime and punishment keeps man free, on the one hand, and compels the reasonable and pious people to study the divine commandment with a special attention, on the other, in order to learn to distinguish between right and wrong, lawful and unlawful. These limitations tend to fall into legal and non-legal categories. Those theologians who insist upon sola Scriptura will generally reject the usefulness of a natural law approach to Christian ethics.

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Good Girls, Good Sex: Women Talk about Church and Sexuality

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Kierkegaard's relation with Kant was problematic as well. With the issue of abortion, for example, we would simply determine its morality by consulting our normative principle of choice, such as act-utilitarianism. We now have the great American creative conscience. They might find our monkey-like bodies too disgusting to contemplate anything other than a platonic relationship. As we have said before, so gospel of grace by enslaving it to the rigors of legalism.

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