Justice, Reconciliation & Peace in Africa

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Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books and Geneva: WCC Pub., 1994. [Articles by various contributors on the following topics: Biblical Witness, Theological Challenges, Eco-Feminism, Indigenous Peoples, Ethical Implications.] Hill, Brennan R. Our skills for living are derived from the several stories (e.g., family, church, work, nation) of which we are a part and cannot be developed or understood apart from these stories. As well, “gentleness and respect” aren’t just a passing thought in these words written by Peter.

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War: A Primer for Christians

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But because the ultimate goal of the moral task is a Christ-like character, a transformed moral being, revelation of an infallible ethical theory will not do. Thus, the political task of Christian theology today is “to bring to public expression those very hopes and yearnings [for God’s creation and the liberation of all humankind] that have been denied so long and suppressed so deeply that we no longer know that they are there.” Most importantly, it is in the Church’s “public expression of hope as a way of subverting the dominant royal embrace of despair” that our human community will find the imagination to ensure the survival of the planet Earth.35 For there is no way in which God’s project to bring the Kingdom of Heaven here on earth can succeed if the Earth project fails.36 “[The] urgency is to save the beauty and wonder of a gracious world designed as a place suitable for the Divine indwelling, a place where the meeting of the Divine and the human”37are open to transformation – the in-breaking of “cosmological moments of grace”; of “God’s sacramental offering” that includes not only humankind, but all of life, the Earth itself, and all of God’s good creation.

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Human Values: New Essays on Ethics and Natural Law

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He does, and often lives by it in his personal relations an admirable Christian life. Gareth Moore, The Body in Context: Sex and Catholicism (London: SCM, 1992). But by 1940 he was writing that 'most modern 213 Richard G. From the wreck of pure theoretical reason he turned for rescue to practical reason, in which he found an absolute, universal, and categorical moral law. Lehmann argues that such middle axioms suffer from over-generalizing to the detriment of both Christians and non-Christians.

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Studies in Morals & Dogma by Albert Pike

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He also describes a typological approach, which is similar, for application within the church. 34 “At the very least it will keep us earthed, by showing that general principles must have particular outworking and affect the local, culture-bound specifics of human life…. I'm not sure Bain's book really gave me workable strategies to do that, but he has strengthened my resolve to look for ways that will work for me. Although all Christians accept the Ten Commandments, diversity exists in the numbering of the individual commandments.

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Ethics: Systematic Theology, Volume 1 (Systematic Theology

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I Timothy 2:1-2 presents a clear guideline for how we should pray for our government officials, regardless of their political platform. "I urge then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone - for kings, and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness." Our last end is perfect happiness in the vision of God. Likewise, the writer of Hebrews, when quoting from the Psalms, often identified a passage as having been spoken by the Holy Spirit (cf.

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Thinking About Sex

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Thus the Christian will make the basic decisions of his life from Christ’s perspective, that is, from his Faith. In their admissions processes, the academies attempt to get individuals of good character with the values integral to the military profession. We believe that when we start thinking that way, then we can address those big controversial issues on the first side having promoted first a virtuous life for ourselves individually and communally.

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The Nature of Environmental Stewardship: Understanding

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That's even more confusion you need to clear up. This course is required for majors in religious and theological studies. Each one of us is responsible for doing our own ethics, preferably in conversation with community in order to enrich one’s understanding, insight and eventual decisions. Several writers, including European travelers to Africa in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, have remarked upon these virtues as practiced in African social and moral life.

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The Civilization of Christianity: (John L. McKenzie

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Along with Aristotelian science, now regarded as totally discredited both in its conclusions and in its method, Aristotelian ethics, whether in its original form, or in the medieval version of it adopted by Aquinas, was also thought ripe for replacement. Wang Mingdao was born in Beijing where his parents had taken refuge within the Foreign Quarters of Beijing during the Boxer Uprising in 1900.... [tags: Theologians ] ROMANS AND THE CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW - Paul’s letter to the Romans is known as one of his greatest theological works.

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Passing the Torch: Sharing Faith & Values with the

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Only their words and writings were to be taken as the Word of God (1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Thess. 2:15). However, the sacrament of penance in the East always emphasized the spiritual direction aspect of the relationship between penitent and monk-confessor, thereby avoiding, at least in theory, the dangers of legalism and ritualism. It is bound to treat each new emergent in history as having its adequate cause in an antecedent event in history, thus committing the logical fallacy, Post hoc, ergo propter hoc.

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Loving the Poor, Saving the Rich: Wealth, Poverty, and Early

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It has been suggested that all parents be visited once annually by the teachers, that parents be informed of the atrocities committed by their offspring, but are we here not beginning to set up some kind of home visitation which transcends the duty of the school? What we mean is that the will of God expresses the nature of God. Yet since that time secular utilitarianism has been overwhelmingly to the forefront. Not until Jesus, and the "new covenant," was it fully universalized.

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